| Technically Speaking - Company Big Data, Security and Informational Safety
by Charles Morgan and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
It's no secret that with all the information and technological advances in our society, that individuals and businesses alike are constantly in danger of having their private data stolen. Acxiom founder Charles Morgan, current CEO of PrivacyStar and author of "Matters of Life and Data," brings his unmatched experiences in the world of tech to discuss the concerns of data, security and safety in the information age. Charles exp...
| Technically Speaking - Instacart and the On-Demand Community
by Mathew Caldwell and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
The speed and convenience of technology has created a growing on-demand community, where you can get things when it you want them. Instacart looks to make that available when it comes to grocery shopping, and still allow you to buy from your favorite local stores. Matthew Caldwell, head of talent at Instacart, talks to Tim Muma about the goals of Instacart in the on-demand world. Matthew also describes how the company's cultur...
| Technically Speaking - PlanGrid: Making Construction Digital
by Ryan Sutton-Gee and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Though the construction industry lives in the physical world, paper plans and blueprints were a costly aspect to its old school ways. Ryan Sutton-Gee, COO and co-founder of PlanGrid, talks about the creation and development of PlanGrid as a benefit to the construction field. He explains to Tim Muma how PlanGrid took advantage of new technology to save companies time, money and frustration while helping a traditional discipline...
| Technically Speaking - Luminoso: Computers Listening, Interpreting Human Language
by Catherine Havasi and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
The interactions between humans and technology will continue to increase, particularly as companies try to target the wants and needs of each individual. Dr. Catherine Havasi, CEO of Luminoso, describes how her organization is working to give computers the ability to not only understand words, but break down concepts and emotions coming from human language. She explains to Tim Muma the value of this technology and the way thei...
A State of Information Technology
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2015
In order to get to the bottom of where IT is now and where the industry is going, Spiceworks recently surveyed over 1100 IT professionals in North America and EMEA. A majority of respondents work for small to medium-sized organizations with between 20-249 employees, although companies of all sizes were included. Industries with the highest representation were manufacturing, IT services, education, and non-profit. Ninety percen...
Does Computer Monitor Setup Improve Productivity?
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Remember when the only people to use more than one monitor were designers, programmers, and gamers? In the last five years, multiple monitor use has entered mainstream business to the point that if organizations have the money and the space, theyfre providing average employees with tricked-out monitor configurations. The question is, does this actually improve onefs productivity? I have been using the 24 desktop monito...
Five Tips for Writing a Killer CIO Resume
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2012
The top technology authority in an organization can be the CIO (Chief Information Officer), CTO (Chief Technology Officer),VP of IT (Vice President of Information Technology) or one of the newer hybrid titles that emphasizes leadership in both the business and technology organizations. What aspects of your role do you want to emphasize in your CIO resume? How much do you want to emphasize your technology credentials versus...
Be a Standout!
by Rob Taub - Sep, 2009
These are not average times; and for that reason, companies are not looking for “average” people. That makes sense. So you need to be a “Standout”, and it may be easier than you think. Here, think about this: You go and get more education and additional credentials thinking “I’ll be more marketable” and get back to the business of job searching and you still find yourself in line with 100's if not 1000's of potential job...
Finding the Best Value on Certification Exam Vouchers
by Randall Olson - Jul, 2009
Professional certification is a key to success in the information technology profession. If you want to continue advancing in your IT career, you'll want to work on developing an impressive list of certifications to prove your skills to employers. Of course, keeping up with the latest IT certifications requires continual professional development activities and preparation for taking certification exams. When you're ready t...
Entry Level IT Certification for Career Success
by Randall Olson - Aug, 2008
Are you planning a career in an IT occupation? If you want to be successful in the information technology field, it's very important to earn one or more professional certifications relevant to the type of job that you hope to get. Whether you want to work in technical support, networking, hardware installation, or in any other type of IT position, getting certified before you start looking for a job is a good career advancemen...
Is a Career in Information Technology Right for You?
by Randall Olson - Mar, 2008
Do you enjoy setting up and troubleshooting computer systems and networks? If so, a career in the rapidly growing field of information technology could be ideal for you. There are many different types of job opportunities for skilled IT workers. Some of the most popular entry level positions include: software implementation and support, network technician, telephone technical support, and web development. Most large compani...
Certification Requirements for Beginning IT Professionals
by Randall Olson - Aug, 2007
Those who are interested in going to work in the information technology field are probably aware that certifications are very important. When hiring IT workers, employers frequently look for candidates who have specific certifications. For entry-level positions, employers want to see certifications that validate that applicants truly have basic skills and an aptitude for IT work. Some companies will not even consider hi...
New Requirements for A+ Certification
by Randall Olson - Aug, 2007
CompTIA’s A+ certification has long been recognized as the industry standard for vendor-neutral validation of entry-level computer hardware and software skills. As of July 2007, the certification examination requirements for A+ certification have been changed to reflect recent advances in technology and hiring practices. Earning A+ certification still requires earning passing scores on two different exams. However, the...
Is High-tech Leaving Women Behind?
by Teena Rose - Mar, 2006
With personal computers, cell phones, Blackberry’s and iPods, it seems there’s no stopping the world from going high-tech. The question is: are women coming along for the ride? The U.S. Department of Labor’s most recent report revealed that while high-tech jobs over the past decade have seen considerable growth, the gender disparity has remained higher than in the majority of the corporate world. The surge of software,...
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