IT Management Knowledge Base
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It is essential to have a proper backup strategy in place in case something goes wrong. Below are articles and links to tools that can help you in the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning and execution process. This knowledge base has been developed by Janco Associate, Inc.
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Project Manager - 6 steps to promotion
Project Managers are challenged to deliver results on time and with budget
Project Manager - 6 step to promotion in a fast paced environment.
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Privacy is dead
Blockchain and Distribute Ledger Technology will impact privacy - Right to privacy will be lost
Blockchain and Distributed ledger technology (DLT) can improve the ease of access to disparate records and reports such as motor vehicle records, Insurance Underwriting Exchange (CLUE) reports, credit reports, and court records. Currentlt, this information is in non-standardized formats, highly dispersed, and thus expensive and time-consuming to obtain and verify.
A major market analysis firm predicts that the first major application for Blockchain in this space will involve the collaboration between various parties, leading to all information being stored in a single "secure" and "controlled" Blockchain. This will make the information sharing process efficient and reduce expenses associated with data storage and payment processing.
The information providers (Motor Vehicles, D&B, etc.) could easily grant access through private-key permissions once theyve received payment from a party, and easily revoke access if payments stop.Privacy is dead
Baby Boomer retirements pressure starting salaries for Java and COBOL programmers
Baby Boomer retirements - IT compensation and hiring accelerates according to the latest IT Salary Survey
As more Baby Boomers retire there is a shortage of progammers who know the "older" programming languages. Some of it is due to required maintence to legacy systems. For example, Java programmers are still landing some of the best-paid starter jobs in the US. 'Java developer' is in the top 10 highest-paid, entry-level role in America, with a median base salary of $72,000 according to Janco's salary survey results. This is also supported by data published by Glassdoor. It is not the first time Java has been singled out as a well-rewarded programming language.Baby Boomer retirements pressure starting salaries for Java and COBOL programmers
Quick Response Key to Security Management
Security Policies - Have quick response to fix security issues
How Apple addressed a serious security issue with FaceTime that allowed people to listen in, or even view video, from a recipient's iPhone without that person ever answering the FaceTime call.
Almost immediately, Apple has disabled Group FaceTime capability on the server side so that people are no longer able to exploit this flaw until a software update can be issued. It only took a few hours since the first reports of this issue were discovered for Apple to take action so kudos to them for such a quick response.Quick Response Key to Security Management
Harder to fill open positions
IT job market prospects are tied to the US national employment data
Job openings for IT Professionals are rising. CIO and IT managagers are now concerned about matching the right canidates to open jobs. One key to a profitable business is the ability to hire qualified workers into open positions. An enterprise can suffer if there are not enough applicants, if the applicants do not have the needed skills, or if for some other reason, the applicants do not accept offers made.
Janco's data show that as the economy slowed before the Great Recession, businesses were not as successful filling open jobs. But during the recession, as job openings declined steeply and hires less steeply, the ratio increased as businesses were better able to fill the remaining jobs they had open. After the recession, the ratio declined as job openings increased at a much greater pace than hires in many industries. That is, as the economy has improved, businesses are not filling their open jobs as efficiently.Harder to fill open positions