Casual, BYOD workplaces are most at risk from employees' shadow IT practices. Shadow IT is when non-IT employees install applications or programs without approval from the IT department—and without even letting them know they’ve done it. While some companies have gone bring-your-own-device (BYOD), for others it’s important that all software and applications be organization-sanctioned. The Risks of Shadow [...]
Microsoft is widely used by businesses large or small. Microsoft offers numerous certifications that IT professionals can earn to show mastery of software, server and networking skills specific to Microsoft products. While not all employers require certifications to obtain an IT position, there are many reasons to consider Microsoft certification training as part of your move to an [...]
Network engineers create networks for businesses and organizations. Network engineers design, build and maintain computer networks that organizations need to do business and to communicate within and outside the organization. Networks can range from a simple system one engineer can handle alone to a complex system of LANs, WANs, intranets and extranets that takes a team of engineers [...]
A cover letter is usually not necessary but may benefit job seekers in some situations. Cover letters used to be a necessary part of job applications. They were included as a sort of sales pitch on why you would be perfect for a particular job. However, with the advent of social media recruiting and online applications prevalent in [...]
Cybersecurity is an area of great need within the IT field. Cybersecurity professionals are among the most in-demand in the IT field. Non-profit group ISACA predicted the cybersecurity job shortage would reach 2 million by 2019 and reported that jobs in cybersecurity have been growing at three times the rate of IT jobs overall. The bottom line is, [...]
You just spent the last few months learning about a particular IT certification, skill or specialized area. As you begin to think about how you can apply these skills in a new job or career, you realize that you still have one obstacle to overcome: you aren't confident in your interview skills. While it may seem challenging to develop your [...]
Boston has a less than 2 percent unemployment rate among tech workers. In the Northeast region of the U.S., there's fierce competition for IT talent, according to a new report from ComputerWorld magazine. “People are fighting for the right talent, and they’re paying anything for the right talent,” said Matthew Walden of staffing firm Infinity Consulting Solutions. Walden [...]
Top employers are always looking for knowledgeable IT professionals. IT certifications demonstrate valuable skills in a particular area. Becoming certified can help to boost salary offers, and increase the likelihood that you'll be a good fit for a particular position. Here are some of the most valuable IT certifications for today’s in-demand careers.
Mind mapping is a technique for organizing your thoughts, brainstorming, and other creative thinking activities. This technique has many uses for IT students and can be used inside the classroom or out of it.
The IT job market continues to be strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted 12 percent growth in IT employment between 2014 and 2024, which is higher than the average for all occupations. Close to half a million jobs are expected to be added in IT over that period.