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2020 IT Salary Survey Shows Salaries up by 4.9% for IT Pros
Approximately 100,000 new IT jobs were created in 2019 another record year
IT Salaries are on the rise. As the general economy improves more companies are investing in information technology. The emphasis over the past several years is in both e-commerce and mobile computing. At the same time with the ever-increasing cyber attacks and data breaches, CIO are looking to harden their sites and lock down data access so that they can protect all of their electronic assets.
Added to that in an ever-increasing array of mandated requirements from the EU with GPDR and US federal and state requirements to protect individual users' privacy. All of these factors increase demand for experienced IT Pros and salaries they are paid.
- 2020 IT Salary Survey Shows Salaries up by 4.9% for IT Pros
China to no longer alow US hardware or softwate
China to lock US companies out of its technology markets
The China goverments has ordered all government offices and public institutions to replace foreign hardware and software with Chinese alternatives within the next three years. The targets are for 30% in 2020, in 2021 it is 50%, and then 20% in 2022.China to no longer alow US hardware or softwate
Top 10 Social Network Security Tips
Top 10 Social Networking Tips
Top 10 Social Network Security Tips
- Educate employees
- Have employees use different passwords for different system
- Mandate strong passwords
- Have employees change passwords regularly
- Do not share accounts
- Implement two factor authentication
- Educate employees to NOT open email attachments or go to links where the originator is not known
- Utilize antivirus and security software
- Don't friend people you do not know
- Validate and verify
Disaster and business continuity spending will be lower in 2020
Business continuity spending in 2020
Most organizations are maintaining disaster recovery and business continuity spending levels. Janco reports that in 8% of organizations business continuity spending will be "much higher" in 2020 compared to 2019 and will be "higher" in 26%. Half of all organizations will maintain business continuity spending at the same level in 2020 as it was in 2019.
Only in 11% percent of respondents will organizational business continuity spending would be lower in 2020 than in 2019.Disaster and business continuity spending will be lower in 2020
Digital information and ecommerce are CEOs top priority
IT Infrastructure to support digital information and ecommerce are the focus of many CIOs
CIOs and Companies are placing digital information and ecommerace as a top agenda item. CEOs are expecting CIOs and their IT Leaders' help in navigating the organization through the complex digital journey.
The opportunity for the IT team is "now" because we are uniquely positioned to help our companies. This new and rapidly changing world poses a talent and leadership challenge. Janco has already started designing career paths for driving talent change and building required leadership skills within the enterprise.
Both in an individual's personal career planning and an enterprise's staffing, promotion and compensation it is important to have benchmarks on the levels that individuals are at. To that end, one of the best objective ways to meet this goal is to have formal job descriptions and clear paths for promotion and compensation.
Over the past three decades Janco Associates and its principles have created a set of over 300 IT Job descriptions that are viewed by many as the industry standard. As a natural extension of that offering Janco has documented its IT job classification system.
- Digital information and ecommerce are CEOs top priority
Communication Key to World Class IT Function
Communication via Social Networking as a Media Outlet
CIOs need to manage accountability in communication for the IT function. Creating a culture of accountability is everyones responsibility. IT Pros are more creative, more responsive to challenges, and more capable of serving the needs of the IT function when they are held accountable. When managers havent mastered this fundamental leadership skill, the consequences can be catastrophic. Projects stall, communication breaks down, people point fingers, morale tanks. And when star IT Pros realize they dont work on a high-performing team, they head for the door.Communication Key to World Class IT Function
Information Technology Governance model defined
Implement Proven IT Governance Model for Success
An IT Governance model is the basis for instituting and sustaining information security governance. The process requires comprehensive planning and organizing; robust acquisitions and implementations; effective delivery and support. In addition the as well as continuous monitoring and evaluation to address the myriad of managerial, operational, and technical issues that can thwart satisfying an enterprise's declared mission. Consequently, information security governance requires an adaptive balance between management and applied technology. Management enables assuring adequate asset safeguarding while applied technology can introduce efficiencies for addressing potential external or internal threats. The IT Governance model defines key areas including, responsibilities, data protection management, alternative governance frameworks, organizational structure considerations, governance effectiveness measurement, and much more.Information Technology Governance model defined
IT Job Families Define Structure of IT Teams
Job Classification system is a basis for creating IT Team Structure
A modern IT structure includes team members who are representative of customers or the people engaging customers. For example, a consumer banking IT team should include a teller or bank manager, she contends, and a retail enterprise should enlist a store manager as part of an IT delivery team. Being a business leader means understanding the customer, and you cant do that if all youre doing is wearing an IT hat. You have to create a team that includes some unconventional players.IT Job Families Define Structure of IT Teams