The seven Most In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2018 — and How to Hire for Them

Sarah K. White, senior writer at CIO.com, has compiled a list of the seven most needed jobs in IT today, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2018 IT salary report. It’s a quick reveal of the top seven needed positions, their descriptions and requirements, and the range of salaries for each.  

Which positions are covered? 
* Business Intelligence Analyst
* Data Scientist
* Database Developer
* Help/Support Desk Technician
* Network Administrator
* Data Security Administrator
* System Administrator

So whether you’re new to the job market, considering new IT skills, or looking to hire one of these specialists, this article should be well worth a look. 

Gateway Technical College’s Sturtevant Campus Forum: “We can really put a lot of people in Wisconsin to work… This is a long game.”

In this post, Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, describes the employment opportunities discussed at the Sturtevant forum held at the Gateway Technical College’s Sturtevant campus. Participants discussed the importance of retaining Wisconsin’s new college graduates in the state by offering a wide range of employment opportunities. They stressed the importance of learning the lessons from the success of the South Carolina BMW assembly plant as both Volvo and Foxconn move forward with their local expansion plans.

The opportunities for lucrative growth sound very attractive. Tom Still concluded that the theme of the upbeat meeting could be described as, “Wisconsin First.”

Six Reasons Why IT Workers Will Quit in 2018

According to the 2018 IT Career Outlook report from SpiceworksIT, as many as one-third of IT workers will look for a new job in 2018. 

The reasons why they might look for a change differ between age groups, from millennials to Gen Xers and baby boomers. SpiceworksIT surveyed 2,163 IT workers from North America and Europe to bring you these answers, and they have provided some of the motivating factors that may help you retain your best people, including:
1. IT workers are satisfied, but feel underpaid
2. Millennials and Gen Xers want more skills
3. Work-life balance is important, especially for Gen Xers
4. They want IT to be a priority
5. Baby boomers are burnt out
6. Millennials want better benefits and perks

The Eight Biggest IT Management Mistakes

Read up to learn “some of the most common IT gaffes include becoming trapped in a relationship with a vendor you can’t shake loose, hiring or promoting the wrong people, and hiding problems from top management until it’s too late to recover,” at CIO.com. 

What Are the In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2018

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of computer and information technology jobs is growing faster than the average for any other occupation. CIO Today tells us what talent they expect to see in 2018. Most in demand: data science, programming, security, content, and social media marketing. 

A Term Sheet is Not a Deal

First the good news. If you get a signed term sheet with a reputable angel or venture investor, there is a very good chance you will get a deal done. Unless, of course, you don’t.

Probably the most common element of every term sheet is the provision that states unequivocally that by signing the term sheet neither party is obligating itself to enter into an investment transaction, whether on the terms reflected in the term sheet or otherwise. Still, if the parties do reach agreement on a term sheet, there usually is a deal made, and usually on terms mostly consistent with the term sheet. That said, herewith a look at the most common reasons a “done term sheet” does not lead to a “done deal.”

Under Pressure, IT May Need to Fail Fast With Some Projects

Lines of business want services fast; IT will need an investment budget that allows it to try to achieve desired solutions and sometimes fail.

It used to be that every IT technology project needed to be a business — to have a business justification. Now, every new business project “needs to be a technology,” noted Mark Tonsetic, analyst with the CEB unit of Gartner.

7 Lethal Threats To Your Business That Come From Inside

You’ve paid dearly to start and grow your business; the steep tuition of success that only an entrepreneur will ever understand. So, you would never do anything to sabotage your businesses, right? Well, not intentionally. But in my own personal experience and in working with hundreds of startups it’s clear to me that there are at least seven critical areas where entrepreneurs make mistakes that may cost them their business or severely limit its value and chances for growth.

3 Things Millennials Want from Employers

For employers, hiring and retaining young employees has become more difficult than ever before. Today’s young IT workers are often looking for different things in a job than their older counterparts are.

Both research and anecdotal evidence suggest that the millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, behave and think quite differently than previous generations. In comparison with other Americans, people in their 20s and early 30s are more likely to be liberal democrats, less likely to own their own home, less likely to be married, more likely to have a lot of debt and more likely to enjoy digital activities like video games and social media.