What the Shortage of IT Talent Means for Your 2015 Hiring

It’s January, and for most that means it’s time to plan.  You’ll be planning a budget, planning goals, and planning for who you need to hire this year.  As you think about your hiring needs, you should know an important trend in IT for 2015: a shortage of IT professionals.

What does this shortage mean?

Confidence in the U.S. economy is strong, and many companies are planning on hiring in 2015.  However, a tech talent shortage is a major concern for businesses as they look at growth this year. The areas of the greatest IT shortages are expected in Information Security, Software Development, Architecture, and Big Data. Simply stated, there are just not enough skilled IT professionals to fill the open positions within companies.

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CES 2015: New Technology for 2015

Couldn’t make it to Vegas for the 2015 CES Conference?  Neither could we. But we have compiled our top 5 picks of new technology that will be available to you this year.

Ring

The ring technologyBringing wearable to the next level, the ring allows you to control your devices with a simple gesture.  This device is fully customizable, especially if you’re a developer.  They offer open URI to make your possibilities endless.

Soundwall

Soundwall

What do you get for the person who has everything? The Soundwall: customizable artwork with a speaker and Wi-Fi imbedded so that you can add beauty to your home, office, or someone else’s space. See art in a whole new and interactive way.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your IT Career

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution? A new year is a great time to implement change in your life, including a change in your career goals. Whether you’re happily situated at a company, consulting, or looking for a new opportunity, make some positive changes to your career this year with the following two resolutions.

Build Relationships:

Relationships are a key component to success. You’ve heard it said, “Who you know is what you know.”  Build your career by widening your network.  Several networking opportunities are available to the IT professional.  Fostering friendships with coworkers is a great place to start building relationships, even when your assignment is temporary.  Having friends at the office can add to your work-life satisfaction and build life-long connections. Industry Groups can help you learn new things about your field, meet industry leaders, find a mentor, and connect you to people who may be a powerful connection in the future.

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