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Big Tech Shouldnt be Broken Up Heres What to Do Instead

 

In 2019, the push to break up Big Tech has gained traction. Many fear that giants like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft have gotten too large, prevent smaller competitors from gaining traction, or have too much power, leading some to believe that splitting up these tech leaders is the smart move.

However, not all feel that breaking up Big Tech is the best move. While many support investigating the practices of these companies – some of which have come under scrutiny over privacy concerns and possible anti-trust law issues – at least one expert thinks that there is another option on the table for managing Big Tech: make them share data.

How to Get the Most out of your Tech Mentorship

 

If you want to advance your tech career, having a mentor in your corner can make a world of difference. However, the mentor/mentee relationship only provides you with value if you work to make the most of it.

Being a great mentee involves more than just focusing on your needs and who you believe can help you reach your goals. Even though that is part of the equation, you also want to make sure certain things align to ensure that the relationship is strong and beneficial to both parties. If you're going to get the most out of your tech mentorship, here’s what you need to know.

This is the Perk Millennials Want from their Next Tech Job

 

When it comes to perks, Millennials mainly have one thing on their mind. While companies may assume that free lunches and on-site facilities, like gyms and game rooms, would top their list, that isn’t the case. Those niceties don’t speak to the larger goals that many Millennials want to achieve. If you're going to attract the best and brightest Millennials, here is the perk you need to offer.

Published in Hiring Managers

The 10 Tech Books Bill Gates Says You Should be Reading

 

Bill Gates is a big fan of reading, often tearing through several dozen books each and every year. Recently, he has been especially focused on books about technology. Here is a look at the ten tech books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read in 2019.

Find a New Job as a Site Reliability Career with These Tips

 

Whether you are looking to advance your career as a site reliability engineer or are hoping to find your first position in the field, knowing where to look to find exciting job opportunities is a must. Otherwise, your job search may take much longer than it could have or you might miss out on your ideal role.

Finding a great site reliability engineer position doesn’t have to be challenging. If you are ready to take the next step forward in your site reliability career, here are some tips to help you manage your job search wisely.

How to Become a Data Migration Analyst in Silicon Valley

 

When a company implements a new system, they often have to migrate data into the new solution from a legacy system. This process can be complex and cumbersome. When not done properly, data loss, alteration, or corruption can occur.

Data migration analysts work to ensure that migrating the data is handled in the best fashion. They offer expertise on data migration, ensuring that the data is accurate, up-to-date, complete, and, if necessary, appropriately cleansed. This ensures that the company is able to move to the new solution as seamlessly as possible, limiting the chance of data loss or alteration, which can be incredibly costly.

If you are interested in becoming a data migration analyst in Silicon Valley, here’s what you need to know.

Published in Recruiting

3 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workers Protected From Cyber Risks

 

Remote workers rely on connected technologies to complete their tasks. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are critical tools for those who don’t work in the office, allowing them to use the internet to access resources, submit assignments, and otherwise remain in contact.

All connected technologies can come with their fair share of vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals can exploit certain weaknesses, allowing them to access data or various business systems for a variety of malicious purposes.

Luckily, there are things you can do to help safeguard your remote workers and protect critical devices and systems from cyber risks. If you have remote employees, here are three things you can do to increase security.

As the Cannabis Industry Grows So Does the Opportunity for Tech Innovation

 

The cannabis industry has grown substantially over recent decades. An increasing number of states have legalized medicinal marijuana, 10 states already allow recreational marijuana, and many other states have legislation in the works that may result in recreational or medicinal cannabis legalization.

While the cannabis industry is continuing to grow, it also faces unique challenges. Cannabis-related products are still illegal on a federal level, and the financial portions of cannabis-oriented operations can be hard to manage. Additionally, as demand increases, supply issues can occur.

Further, since the cannabis industry is still highly controversial, many IT solutions providers have avoided getting involved with businesses in this arena. Similarly, tech creators aren’t focusing on the industry, limiting the development of new products that could help this sector.

As a result, there is a substantial opportunity for tech innovation in the cannabis industry. If you are wondering how new technology could help this fledgling sector, here’s what you need to know.

Published in Staffing News

The Smart Way to Fight for the Most Talented Developers

 

When you need to hire skilled tech talent, you need to be prepared to outdo your competitors. Competition for IT professionals is increasingly fierce, and companies that lag behind what other businesses are prepared to offer will struggle on both the hiring and retention fronts.

Securing the best and brightest developers can be challenging. However, there are things you can do to increase your odds of being able to hire and keep the most talented developers around. Here’s how to get started.

Published in Hiring Managers

Make a Mistake Heres How to Get Your Old Job Back

 

When you leave for a new job, you are usually working on the assumption that your new role will be either a better fit or that it can help you advance your career. While this may be the case in many situations, sometimes you only realize that the position isn’t what it seemed to be after you start in it. If that happens, you might find yourself wishing that you hadn’t left your old job and wondering if you can go back.

While getting your old job back isn’t necessarily impossible, there are some challenges you may face. However, you may also come with some benefits that your previous employer will appreciate, which may make it easier to convince them to give you another chance. If you want to get your old job back, here’s what you need to do.

Published in IT Infrastructure
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