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Pay grade posting mandate

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California joins New York City, Colorado with madate for postion pay grades

California lawmakers passed legislation requiring all employers based or hiring in the state to post salary ranges on all job listings. The law will also require California-based companies with more than 100 employees to show their median gender and racial pay gaps. California would join New York City and Colorado if this madate is signed into law.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto it. He has not yet expressed a position and did not immediately respond to a request for comment. If he signs it, the law would affect some of the biggest U.S. companies, including Meta Platforms Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Walt Disney Co.Companies.

Job Classification system is a basis for setting pay ranges

Over the past three decades Janco Associates and its principles have created a set of 320 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.

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Security Management Best Practices

Top 10 Security Management Best Practices

  1. Centralize Malware Management
  2. Establish Boundary Control
  3. Centralize Provisioning and Authorization Management
  4. Implement Acceptable Use Policy
  5. Build Security into Applications Starting in the Design Phase
  6. Understand and implement all compliance and audit requirements
  7. Implement Monitoring and reporting processes
  8. Manage security deployment and infrastructure processes
  9. Implement network and host defenses
  10. Constantly validate network and system resource integrity

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Basic Interview Questions

Ways to get the best information on a candidate

Questions that the best recruiters ask are:

  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • How do you handle stress and pressure?
  • Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it.
  • How do you evaluate success?
  • Why are you leaving or have left your job?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What are your goals for the future?
  • What makes you the best fit for our organization?

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Ransomware attacks could impact inflation rate

Ransomware Attacks focus on supply chain

Ransomware address in Governance InfrasstructureThe FBI is reporting ransomware attacks are ow targeting agriculture. This could disrupt planting and harvesting operations, potentially impacting the food supplies, not only for people, but also for farm animals. In addition, those types of attacks could impact the overall inflation rate

In the past two years, multiple agricultural cooperatives have fallen victim to ransomware attacks.  The focus has been on the spring planting and autumn harvesting seasons. The FBI reported there were six recorded ransomware attacks against grain cooperatives during the fall 2021 harvest and two attacks early this year.

Ransomware addressed in IT Governance Infrastructure Strategy Handiguide

Protection from ransomware attacks drives re-vamped IT Governance Infrastructure. To start, IT Governance moves organizations and C-Level executives to follow five steps to help them better prepare for Ransomware attacks.

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Security needs to manage off-site data

Policy and Procedure Manual Compliance Management Made Easy 

Security Manual TemplateMany organizations fail to realize the benefits of security information management due to the often exhaustive financial and human resource costs of implementing and maintaining the software.

Business information is not just in storage systems on-site. It's in the cloud with applications like Box, Dropbox, Salesforce, Office365, Slack or ServiceNow. It's even in the laptops, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that we and our colleagues travel with. Like it or not, we all have information sprawl, and that reinforces risks and challenges that many IT teams still have problems with for on-site systems, such as backup and recovery, and data governance.

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Over 60% IT Pros are looking at new job opportunities

IT job market is in a state of flux

Hiring IT ProsAttrition rates in IT function are going up. A few useful data points to consider in this context:

  • Over 66% of tech workers are either already seeking new jobs or are open to moving
  • 74% of IT Pros who actually changed jobs last year had two other offers (and here are the developer skills most in-demand, in case you're wondering)
  • There are already 2.5 million open cybersecurity jobs across the world: it would take the entire population of a city the size of Chicago to fill them

The big question now is how managers respond to these changes. IT Pros in particular have much more bargaining power, which might encourage some companies to change policies to attract and retain the best people.

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Compliance Maagement Tool Kit Released - 2022 Edition

Compliance Kit - head start on meeting all mandated requirements

The 2022 Edition of the Compliance Management Tool Kit has just been released. It address all of the compliance mandates CIOs and IT based enterprise opertions.

IT Compliance mandates that impact enterprise operations

Janco offers a full range of tools to help enterprises of all sizes to address these issues. The Compliance Management kit provides the infrastructure tools necessary address these mandated requirements.

Compliance Kits

Compliance Kit Options

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How has hybrid work environment impacted IT

Top 10 challenges WFH - Hybrid work environment

Initial finding of impacts that the hybrid work enviroment have had on IT organizations:

 

  • WFH employees are not very happy in having to go back to commuting - It seems that attrition rates are highest among employees that are told to go back to the office and follow vaccine mandates.  Not enough data as of yet to be statistically significant.
  • Training in new technologies has not kept pace with the needs of many organizations.  With many IT Pros working at home for the past several months, many of the employees did not "understand" the opportunities they had for training. Before the pandemic, the "in-office" environment pushed many pros to ask for training.  That did not happen as much in the WFH environment.
  • KPIs for SLAs were not met by many IT functions.  Hold and wait times were and still are elongated.  There was limited visibility of the staffing requirements for service and help desks. Dogs barking and loud noises in the background impacted the "professional image" of the service desks.

Hybrid Work Environment Challenges

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CIO Planning Priorities 2022

CIO management concerns centered on technology, infrastructure and people

CIO Management ToolkitThe top 10 concerns are the areas of fplanning focus of CIOs for 2022

  1. Ransomware Proitection and Access Management
  2. Management of Work From Home
  3. Blockchain, ERP, and Cloud application development
  4. Management of Social Network and Media communication
  5. Security and Hacking
  6. Staffing - retention, training, and recruiting
  7. New Technologies  - skills and application
  8. Risk Management
  9. Compliance and Data Privacy
  10. ROI on IT investments.

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IT Governance, ITSM, and Service Level Agreement Tools

ITSM, SLA, and IT Governance tools released

ITSM SOA SLAJanco has just released two offering that address the impact of the new remote workforce operating environment.

The IT Service Management Policy Template MS Word document that contains policies, standards,  procedures and metrics that comply with the ITIL Standard. Chapters of the template include:

      • Service Requests Policy
      • Service Request Standard
      • Help Desk Policy
      • Help Desk StandardsITIL Service Management
      • Help Desk Procedures
      • Help Desk Service Level Agreement
      • Change Control Standard
      • Change Control Quality Assurance Standard
      • Change Control Management Workbook
      • Documentation Standard
      • Application Version Control Standard
      • Version Control Standard
      • Internet Policy
      • e-mail Policy
      • Electronic Communication Policy
      • Blog & Personal Web Site Policy
      • Travel and Off-Site Meeting
      • Sensitive Information Policy
      • Work From Home and Telecommuting Policy

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IT GovernanceThe IT Governance Infrastructure HandiGuide addresses the new business operation IT risks and ensures that the activities associated with information and technology are aligned with the overall business strategy.

It includes full job descriptions for Chief Technology Officer (CTO); Chief Information Officer (CIO); Chief Compliance Officer (CCO); Chief Experience Officer (CXO); Chief Security Officer (CSO); Chief Data Officer; Chief Digital Officer; Chief Mobility Officer (CMO); and Digital Brand Manager .

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