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Downtime for today’s big, multi-layered companies is more than a basic inconvenience. The cost of interruptions, particularly when employees are kept from doing their jobs, can be tremendous. A recent Gartner study indicated that a large business may lose $540,000 per hour or more from an avoidable technical failure. Service businesses that quickly perform equipment… Read more »

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As cybercriminals become more advanced and attacks more common, it’s no longer a question of whether your business will become a target, but when it will be. That simple fact has pressured many companies to reflect on how they confront security concern, and how best to devote limited resources in an effort to mitigate the… Read more »

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Companies are increasingly embracing virtual teams, geographically dispersed workers who use online communication to collaborate. Remote working is increasing across all industries, not just the tech industry. A recent government report said 47 percent of U.S. workers could do their job remotely and developing technology will likely increase this number. Remote work is also a… Read more »

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If your business is having problems with workforce diversity, new technology tools can help you add diversity and address any problems with your talent pipeline. Many new tech tools aim to help companies get rid of bias from their hiring methods so they can identify and retain more diverse talent. Perhaps not coincidentally, many of… Read more »

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Although the idea of maintaining a work-life balance is often associated with Silicon Valley work culture, the reality is that tech culture is very demanding and often not the holistic, New Wave work environment that it purports to be. The expectation to work long hours is part of Silicon Valley’s DNA. The drive, exhilaration, and… Read more »

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Some people think networking requires dazzling charisma, a razor-sharp wit and movie-star good looks. However, networking shouldn’t be thought of as a bar scene out of Mad Men. Networking is simply getting to know other people in a professional sense. Just think of it as making ‘work friends.’ If you’ve ever made friends before, you… Read more »

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There are some major advantages to working remotely, and if you want to realize them, it may be time to approach your supervisor about the possibility. One reason people want to work at home is to avoid a long commute, which can be a drain on both performance at work and personal life. Another popular… Read more »

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Ahead of a job interview, it’s natural, even healthy for you to feel a bit anxious. It shows you’re worried about failure or rejection. It also shows how much you want to succeed in your career, which is a good thing. And yet knowing that feelings of anxiety are natural doesn’t often do much to… Read more »

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One of the simplest and most affordable ways for a business to stand out from the competition is to earn industry awards. Awards gain recognition for the company, as well as prestige and even web traffic. They strengthen the credibility of a company. Tech sector awards If your IT company is currently looking to gain… Read more »

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If you watched on of the Star Trek television series as a kid, you probably sat there and thought to yourself – “None of this technology will ever happen in my lifetime!” However, technology is now making a lot of technology from science fiction suddenly seem possible. Artificial intelligence (AI), or ‘machine learning’, is one… Read more »