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How IT Pros Can Keep Up with the Competitive Job Market

three best things you can do to stay competitive

Staying relevant in this field is all about keeping your current knowledge base up to speed with the latest trends, and doing so is going to take some effort on your part. Let's take a look at some simple actions you can take in order to remain competitive in IT.

3 Reasons to Get a Microsoft Certification

With the rise of azure and the success of 365, there's no better time to get microsoft certified

The world of IT is a constantly shifting landscape. Technologies and the companies that provide them come and go, but there are few powerhouses quite like Microsoft. This organization has survived crashes and tech bubbles for one main reason: They make quality products. 

Healthcare Specific Cybersecurity Needs Demand Trained Professionals

PROTECTING PATIENTS MEDICAL RECORDS

With major data breaches running the news gauntlet every few weeks now, it's clear that cybersecurity has become a top priority for organizations from every single industry. However, health care in particular is a sector that's scrambling to secure its information infrastructure. There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the biggest is the fact that medical records contain extremely sensitive data about patients. Aside from embarrassing health facts that can later be used to extort the victim, these documents also often contain personally identifiable information such as full names and physical addresses. 

Growing Number of Cyberattacks Shows Need for Cybersecurity Experts

796,806,112 Attacks BLOCKED by Kaspersky Alone Across 194 Countries in Q1 2018*

In 2017, there were over 130 large-scale security breaches targeting the most prominent companies in the nation, and that number is reported to be growing by 27% annually.** In 2018, this problem is not limited to huge corporations - small and medium business are at risk too. Read the latest statistics here or continue on to the original 2014 article below.

 

Three Steps to Move from Project Manager to IT Manager

Top tips for workers transitioning to IT management roles

My thought is that since you have been managing dotted line resources successfully, then chances are you already have the leadership skills and ability to oversee employees from an IT management perspective. The reason I feel comfortable making such a bold statement about someone I have never met is because as a project manager with dotted-line resources, you must have the ability to lead without authority. If you can effectively lead and motivate people without the official authority to do so, then logic would dictate that you certainly could be equally successful as their administrative leader (solid-line manager) also.

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