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Best Talent is key to digital success

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Organizations that win at digital are the one that acquire and have the best talent. And the best IT Pros are what organizations need to keep transforming in these times of change. Insufficient development of digital skills and capabilities leads to gaps that can prohibit a organization from actually reaping the benefits of their digital investments.

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Blockchain goes international with cargo carriers

Blockchain skills in high demand

The three largest overseas container shipping companies are now using the same  blockchain-based digital tracking system, which enables an electronic ledger that can be seen in near real time.

Blockchain skills in demand

A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk), developed the TradeLens supply chain platform,

The electronic shipping ledger records details of cargo shipments as they leave their origin, arrive in ports, are moved overseas and eventually received by manufacturers and others. This enables competing shippers to connect, share information and collaborate across the shipping supply chain ecosystem. Members gain a comprehensive view of their data and can digitally collaborate as cargo moves around the world, helping create a transparent, secure, immutable record of transactions.

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IT Hiring Explodes as Job Market Expands

Forecasts over 107K new IT jobs will be added in 2019

40,300 new IT jobs created in the first four months of 2019, the market is the tightest that is has been since the early 2000s. Contributing to tech sector growth were gains in other information services, including search portals, up 5,200 jobs, and computer and electronic products manufacturing, up 2,200 jobs. The category of data processing, hosting and related services added 500 jobs.

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Ransomware Hides Other Breaches

Ransomware covers other cyberattacks

Ransomware impacts security, disaster recovery, and business continuityRansomware is just like others use DDoS attacks as a distraction technique to hide more serious attacks going in the background. Security professionals are finding that attackers are using ransomware as part of their exit strategy to help cover up and erase clues of a more serious incident.

These other threats are delivered through the same means as regular ransomware - usually a phishing email and then a link or attachment loaded with a malicious file. The goal is to both delete potential forensic breadcrumbs and hope organizations don't investigate further after recovering from the ransomware infection.

Once one attack occurs is normal to expect an other that is even more extensive than the first one.

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2019 IT Salary Survey Now Available

2019 IT Salary Survey Now Available for CIOs and HR Professionals

2019 IT Salary SurveyAre you paying too much or too little to your IT staff? Do you have IT job descriptions? Are you earning what you're worth? Whether employer or employee, it is important to know what other companies are paying in total compensation for a similar position in your area.

Technology centers like San Francisco (Bay Area), Chicago, Atlanta, District of Columbia, New York and Washington State continued to lead the way in new IT job creation. Salary data for individual metro areas is provided for each of the positions surveyed.

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