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      What do the states' unemployment numbers tell us?

      August 19th, 2016

      What do the states' unemployment numbers tell us?

      The state unemployment numbers cannot really tell us about the state of the overall job market.  First the numbers are "constantly" being adjusted by individuals that have an agenda that is not in all cases pure.  For example in July 2016, the data that was reported said that unemployment rates were significantly higher in 7 states, lower in 3 states, and stable in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 15 states, decreased in Kansas, and was essentially unchanged in 34 states and the District. 

      No where in that presentation is the fact the overall labor force participation is a 62.8% (saying that 94 plus million individuals are permanently out of the labor force). That would make overall unemployment number well over 12%.

      High unemployment states July 2016

      The only fact that is clear from the data is the Nevada has been a high unemployment state for over 8 years.

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      Skill set for future CIO and CTO is altered

      August 15th, 2016

      Skill set for future CIO and CTO is altered

      To best cope with digital-driven disruption, companies are looking for technology leaders who can adapt the enterprise to a changing environment. Moving through abrupt change, the senior technology executive of the future will look more progressive than the CIO/CTO of even just a year ago. The next generation technology chief would have to have the following traits to succeed in bringing change to an organization:

      • Be a visionary with a third eye looking at the future
      • Be able to adapt to constant transformations
      • Be a driver for a network economy
      • Be a role model for infrastructure management and governance
      • Be Flexible
      • Be an implementer for custom solutions

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      Role of the CIO has changed

      August 7th, 2016

      The role of the CIO has changed over the last decade, from the scope of their responsibilities to the skill set required, and even their career aspirations. Evolving in the digital era, CIOs now need to improve their cyber security strategy.

      The chief information officer's (CIO) role, responsibilities and influence is growing in today's boardroom. And the CIOs job itself is expanding as well. The CIOs of the next decade face many challenges. The CIOs who will succeed will have a common set of skills.

      • CIOs both visionary and pragmatic
      • CIOs focus on ROI improvement of IT
      • CIOs inspire the enterprise and expand the business impact of IT

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      27.2% of IT Managers and executives are women

      August 6th, 2016

      27.2% of IT Managers and executives are women

      According to Janco and US government data, almost 1 in 3 managers in IT are women.  In addition many of the top paid CIOs are women.

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      4th Industrial Revolution

      July 26th, 2016

      4th Industrial RevolutionCIOs have been inundated with the potential and the rapid pace of innovation in technology. This is referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution, and it can be more accurately described as the ‘Hurricane of Innovation’. Janco terms this as the ‘Age of the Customer’ and the imperative for customer obsession to be successful . Never before have we seen this level of innovation intensity. Almost every company is experimenting with the potential, and sometimes it is about finding the diamonds in the ‘data’. Data is now the next platform which provides insight, intelligence, and ability to create new platforms for a company and industry. Connecting data with IoT, and in many cases machine learning is proving to be a winning formula. The business value and realization of digitization is in progress, and now we have real world examples of new business models and potential revenues for traditional companies. Digital disruption is here and it is real.

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      Feds look to increase cybersecurity spending by $19 billion

      July 13th, 2016

      Feds look to increase cybersecurity spending by $19 billion

      CybersecurityThe administration is seeking to boost federal cybersecurity spending. Its 2017 IT budget calls for a 35% increase in cybersecurity spending to $19 billion.

      Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates, a research firm that analyzes IT labor trends, said the "government is not always the solution.

      "Rather the solution needs to be in the private sector where what can be done will be done and real jobs will be created," said Janulaitis. "The solution of 'thousands' of new government employees only adds to our deficit and governmental bloat," he said.

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      Over 1/3 of IT pros do work from home

      June 24th, 2016

      Over 1/3 of IT pros do work from home

      38 percent of workers in management, business, and financial operations
      occupations, and 35 percent of those employed in professional and related occupations,did some or all of their work from home on days they worked, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workers employed in other occupations were less likely to work from home on days they worked.

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      Importance of infrastructure policies and a focused security program is critical

      June 17th, 2016

      Importance of infrastructure and security programImportance of infrastructure policies and a focused security program is critical

      The digital landscape today is now open to increased cyber-attacks. The increase in frequency of attacks need a well-developed set of infrastructure procedures and a focused security program. IT pros need a focused awareness to bolster their security policies and practices as the foundational structure of an overall risk-management strategy.

      Cyber-attacks cannot be prevented but with concentrated awareness and efforts, organizations can arm their customers, partners, and employees with safeguard measures require focused awareness to bolster their security policies and practices as the foundational structure of an overall risk-management strategy. Cyber-attacks cannot be prevented but with concentrated awareness and efforts, organizations can arm their customers, partners, and employees with safeguard measures.

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