Would you like to know what Cisco is up to lately? Network World’s Zeus Kerravala gives us a quick update, straight from Chuck Robbins.
At Cisco Live earlier this month, CEO Chuck Robbins outlined Cisco’s refocus on the network. That’s after years of branching out into servers and general IT equipment. Now, the network is headed for new definitions and changes with clear intent.
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.
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 HIMSS18 Global Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas has wound up. In the latest issue of Healthcare IT News, Mike Miliard gives us an overview of the hot topics of the week.
Acknowledging that the post-EHR era has fully arrived, he writes, “There was the day-long Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare event and the Blockchain Forum, HIMSS VentureConnect and Rockstars of Emerging Healthcare Technology. The Innovation Live showcase in Hall G was populated with leading-edge companies touting AI, augmented reality, biometrics, IoT and much more. And far from theoretical, many of those technologies are already on the minds of leading CIOs.”
Even if you were one of the “nearly 45,000” attendees, you couldn’t have taken it all in. Here’s a good wrap-up overview of the major ideas, innovations and initiatives that are shaping healthcare today.
Wisconsin’s internet connections, from its most rural settings to under-served neighborhoods in its largest cities, may benefit from a diverse range of broadband technologies, soon to make their way to the Wisconsin Legislature.
In a new article, Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, describes two examples of technologies getting attention in Wisconsin and elsewhere because of their potential for improved connections.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, which takes effect on May 25, 2018 – just two months away – imposes a strict set of requirements on how and why companies collect and use the personal data of EU individuals.
For example, this worldwide requirement enables individuals in the EU to limit and control how international businesses collect, process and use their personal information. It allows them to decide what information they share, and it provides individuals with the “right to be forgotten.”
If you currently have EU customer information and don’t comply with the GDPR requirements, you could face fines of €20 million or 4 percent of your global annual revenue, whichever is higher.
If you have EU clients or customers, chances are it will affect you. Read up on GDPR in Adweek this week.
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.
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.
Lucas Mearian, a Senior Reporter for Computerworld, describes a recent CDW survey of 1,794 IT and non-IT employees to better understand the role of user buy-in regarding digital workspace and collaboration applications.
The study reveals the value of IT first looking at the mobile collaboration solutions end users are already using and familiar with before rolling out a new one they will often just ignore, preferring their own favorites.
On Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out a Cumulative Update for Windows 10, preparing customers for the incoming Creators Update. It is reported to be causing blue screen errors for many users.