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For companies to prosper in today’s economy and job market, locating and holding onto the best talent is crucial. Turnover can be costly and the maddening thing is employers have a lot of control over the rate at which people leave their company. Minimizing turnover is particularly vital for small companies and nonprofits that must… Read more »

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Some days at work, it seems time flies and you don’t have much to show for your efforts at the end of the day. These low-productivity days can be maddening and are often the result of not having good habits. Consider the following strategies if you’re looking to boost your productivity and reduce the number… Read more »

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Regardless of what causes it, IT systems downtime is bad for any company. Downtime costs a company in terms of decreased productivity, lost revenue, recovery costs and costs of intangibles, such as damage to the company brand. Quantifying what downtime costs a company is crucial for executives looking for ways to cut costs and launch… Read more »

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For many people, reaching that ideal equilibrium between advancing your career and spending quality time with loved ones is a big life goal right now. However, sustaining the optimal work-life balance isn’t easy. In fact, a recent survey by Ernst & Young found one-third of respondents said the ideal work-life balance has become harder to… Read more »

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Automation has been in factories for a long time, but the recent emergence of learning machines – so-called artificial intelligence (AI) – has opened up a whole new world for today’s companies. Machine learning is a software capability that enables a program to keep improving its performance without a human operator. In just the past… Read more »

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IT security is constantly changing, and it’s up to you, the IT professional, to make sure you stay on top of the latest trends. Here are a few developments worth keeping an eye on. A focus on the Internet of Things More and more smart devices coming to market continue to expand the so-called Internet… Read more »

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Employee motivation is largely based on trust. When employees trust one another, they have more confidence in the decisions being made around them and in their own work. A foundation of trust is particularly essential during difficult times, when doubt and indecision can creep into people’s thought processes. Below are a few ways you can… Read more »

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At some point in the past, you may have learned it’s usually best to err on the side of modesty. However, modesty isn’t the best policy when it comes to writing your resume. Hiring managers are on the lookout for samples of achievements on candidates’ resumes to help them identify achievers who go beyond their… Read more »

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When companies are able to integrate their development staff with their operations staff, they are able to create a comprehensive DevOps strategy. A DevOps strategy is designed to improve upon efficiency by better integrating two of the most important and interrelated departments within an organization. Through better familiarity with operations, developers are able to provide a better end product;… Read more »

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With regards to managing employees, there’s one thing everybody appears to agree on: You want to keep great people around. Holding your top workers isn’t simple; however, particularly when it comes to retaining top technical talent on your team. When you’re facing competition from both small, fashionable startups and deep-pocketed tech giants, convincing your engineers… Read more »