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Monday, Apr 08 2019

Is It Time to Get Groovy?

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Is It Time to Get Groovy

 

Groovy, a relatively new programming language, is beginning to make waves in the developer community. Over the past year, it has had a meteoric rise, going from 49th to 19th place in the TIOBE Index list of the most popular programming languages in the world.

With such a dramatic rise, does that mean it’s time to get groovy?

2019s Top Ten Cybersecurity Certifications

 

Essentially every company in the country (and even the world) is increasingly focused on cybersecurity. New threats emerge on a near-daily basis, and a single exploited vulnerability can be a disaster for a business. As a result, organizations are looking for skilled cybersecurity professionals with the right know-how to keep their systems secure.

By acquiring the right certifications, you can stand out in the eyes of employers. Here’s a look at the top ten cybersecurity certifications for 2019.

Wednesday, Apr 03 2019

Are You CIO Material?

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Are You CIO Material

 

Everyone has different career goals. While many people simply want to be experts in their fields, others have their eyes directed toward the sky, envisioning themselves as a CIO.

While there is nothing wrong with thinking big, particularly when it comes to your career, it also isn’t uncommon to wonder if you are actually CIO material. After all, C-suite positions aren’t like any other, and being an expert in your arena isn’t necessarily enough if you want to reach this leadership tier.

Some people may thrive as a CIO while others may falter. If you want to determine whether you are genuinely cut out for a C-suite position, here are some points to consider.

Privacy Regulations

 

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already led to trouble for one major American tech firm. Google will have to pay a €50 million fine after a privacy watchdog noted that the company was not properly informing users about how the company was using their data.

While Google intends to appeal the decision, the incident showcases how privacy is taking center stage in 2019. This is especially true as new privacy regulations begin to take effect and more are considered to be on the horizon.

Here are the privacy regulations that need to be on every tech pros radar.

How the US Plans to Become the Global Leader in AI Research

 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making waves in nearly every industry and country. President Donald Trump’s recent “American AI Initiative” aims to make the United States a forerunner in the area of AI research, taking on challengers like China to make sure the geopolitical landscape favors the US in this arena.

What can Google LinkedIn and Twitter Teach you About Onboarding

 

Onboarding is a critical, but often overlooked, part of the hiring process. When employees are introduced to the company properly, they are better prepared to thrive in their roles and the environment. However, when onboarding is neglected, even the most skillful new hire may not be completely comfortable or left with unanswered questions, making it harder for them to reach full productivity quickly.

By examining the best practices of leading companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter, you can learn from their onboarding successes. Here’s what you need to know.