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IT Job Market Expands

IT Job Market expands to 3.4 million as CIOs and CFOs look to grow the size of the IT Function

IT Jop Market expands as CIOs and CFOs look to grow the size and sciope of the IT Job Market.

IT Job Market Size

The question is will this trend continue.

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Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution - a Human Resources issue for IT Managers

Conflict ResolutionIT Managers conflict resolution - Every IT organization experiences conflict, confrontation and controversy. No one enjoys tackling the touchy topics; but, an attitude of avoidance leads to misunderstanding and decreased productivity. IT Professionals will always have differences of opinion; however, if these differences are not handled in a positive manner, the IT staff will experience anxìety, bruised egos, exploding tempers, higher employee turnover.

As IT Managers, it is vital that you handle difficult conversations while minimizing conflict and tension. Things that you should do are:

  1. Improve your conflict-resolution skills
  2. Prepare for and engage in difficult conversations
  3. Discuss what matters the most with co-workers and employees in a non-confrontational manner
  4. Understand how to make other people feel heard and understood so you can work together to come up with solutions
  5. Use conflict as an opportunìty to create a positive outcome


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FCC fines ISP $750,000

FCC fines ISP $750,000

he FCC's Enforcement Division found that at five conventions across the U.S., the Smart City network sent coded messages called de-authentication frames to devices connected to personal hotspots, such as those created by smartphones.

These messages were sent to Wi-Fi base stations to terminate connections. The FCC said that Smart City was trying to force users to pay its $80 daily fee for Internet connectivity.

"It is unacceptable for any company to charge consumers exorbitant fees to access the Internet while at the same time blocking them from using their own personal Wi-Fi hotspots to access the Internet," said the chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.

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Protecting against cybercrime CIO concern

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Building a cyber-security plan to protect against the latest threats and position defenses for new attacks is critical. An essential resource for cyber-security teams to build effective defenses is accurate data on the threat landscape.

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How to Manage Millenials

Tools for the CIO and IT Managers on how to manage millenials for success

Hardworking, passionate, and tech-literate - by 2020, more than half of your employees will be from the often-misunderstood "Millennial" generation. However, many millennials hold a different benchmark of expectations from their place of work than previous generations. Discover how you can empower millennials while embracing  a better way to work

  • Focus on employee satisfaction
  • Understand work vs life balance
  • Have and implement a professional development plan for each employee
  • Utilize the latest technology
  • Provide vehicles for digital collaboration
  • Listen to suggestions from millennials
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