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Coronavirus Changes the way we work

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Pandemic Best Practices for IT Infrastructure

Pandemic Infrastructure ToolsThough its timing, severity, and ultimate strain remain a mystery, a pandemic promises to test the critical Information Technology infrastructure of enterprises across the globe. Professionals have long maintained the potential for pandemic influenza is not a matter of if, but rather a matter of when.

The areas of focus for the Pandemic Infrastructure are:

  • Impact of a pandemic on the enterprise
  • Impact of a pandemic on employees and customers
  • Supply chain ramifications
  • Definition of specific pandemic procedures that are required to address it
  • Definition of resource allocations need to protect both employees and customers
  • Identification of communication and education required for management and employees
  • Identification of what coordination with external entities and how to help the local community.

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Forces drivig IT Job Maket Growth

Growth in IT job market continues unabated as economy continues to boom

There are four (4) driving forces that will generate the 100K new jobs in 2020.

Forces driving 2020 IT Job Market

  1. Tech Expansion - New technologies are growing at an ever-expanding rate.
  2. Data Capture and Surveillance Expansion – With more AI/Robotics implementations and IoT devices that can monitor and record everything, the drive to process and access data of all types will push the limits of how and why data is processed, analyzed and used.
  3. Nationalization Expansion – With the nations first direction driven by BREXIT and America First, there will be more emphasis on national solutions to technology issues.
  4. Stewardship Impact Expansion – With the scope and breath of tech expansion, there will be a rise in the impact analysis of technology on infrastructure, environment, and positive and negative implications on society.

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IT Job Market Growth Driving Forces Identified

Driving forces for IT Job Growth Defined

Over the next decade IT Job Growth will be driven by 5 key factors::

  • Demographic Changes - The aging of the populations with Baby Boomers being replaced by Millennials, the reduction in birth rates in most industrialized countries, and expansion of the "refugee" populations
  • Tech Expansion - New technologies will grow at an ever-expanding rate.
  • Data Capture and Surveillance Expansion - With more IoT devices that can monitor and record everything
  • Nationalization Expansion - With the country first direction driven by BREXIT and America First
  • Stewardship Impact Expansion - As the scope and breath of tech expansion occurs, there will be a rise in the impact analysis of that technology on the infrastructure.

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Disasater Recovery and the Cloud best and worst practices defined

Outsourcing TemplateDisasater Recovery and the Cloud best and worst practices are defined in the articles listed below

  1. Outsourcing top 10 reasons why it fails  Top 10 reasons why outsourcing fail 10 reasons why outsourcing arrangements fails No clearly defined long-term strategic organizational objective is defined - the outsourcing arrangement...
  2. Top 10 Reasons Cloud Solutions are Expanding  Top 10 Reasons Cloud Computing is Exploding As CIOs and businesses move organizations towards cloud solutions and processing there are many benefits.  The top 10...
  3. Disaster Plans now include cloud  More CIOs opt for Disaster Plans that include the cloud Once a CIO includes a cloud provider in their disaster plans the flood gates are...
  4. Many CIOs have not addressed cloud security issues  Less than 50% of all organizations have policies in place that for vetting cloud computing applications for possible security risks before deploying them. The number...
  5. 10 reasons to move Disaster Recovery to the Cloud  Top 10 reasons why the cloud makes sense for disaster recovery planning Cloud data disaster recovery protection solutions offer a combination of the latest advancements...
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Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Canadian Govement

Canadian government IT systems have were taken off-line after a successful ransomware attack

Ransomware Attack - Business ContinuityGovernment officials issued a press release that said, a "new and sophisticated type of ransomware" struck the all government IT services -- with the exception of an energy corporation -- that rely on access to electronic information stored by the authority have been impacted. Included were medical services, family and education, finance, and the govenment's legal system.

Government officials say that contingency plans were immediately activated to restore uninterrupted service to these areas and recovery was set a a priority.

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