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Technologies Review | January 23, 2019

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Hottest Certifications For Competitive IT Specialists

March 30, 2018 |

Nearly everyone knows that experts project steady growth for the information technology (IT) career field over the next few years; the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports claim that expected job growth rates within the IT job market will surpass most other industries. While all IT positions have the potential for growth, expertise in specialized technology like virtualization and server administration give qualified IT professionals a decided edge. Here are some of the hottest certifications for competitive IT specialists.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert

Although there are different computing platforms available for individuals and businesses to use, Microsoft is the noted leader of the pack for applications, operating systems, and servers. Microsoft’s training and certification programs have become nearly as well-known as the products that they support. There are eight specific certification categories for IT professionals to pursue, and each certification is virtually synonymous with job competence. One of the most popular categories … Read More

Top 4 Ways For Businesses To Combat Identity Theft

June 13, 2016 |

Identity theft is often the result when a thief is able to get to personal information on your business or employees, particularly tax ID or social security numbers, and use them to commit fraud. These activities can ruin credit and leave you deep in debt. But there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your staff.

1. Educate Employees on Unsolicited Emails

Beware of “phishing” emails from crooks pretending to be a bank other financial institution asking you to verify account information. In reality, that information is recorded and used to plunder accounts. Lottery or “prize” notices are a related scam. Remind staff to never provide such information through email. Others scams might include links to download some wonderful free software, which will actually install malware to hijack your computer or steal information. Filters should be set up on email servers to identify and … Read More

The Marriage Of Marketing and IT

December 3, 2013 |

As technology opens up new means of solving IT and communication challenges, marketing opportunities simultaneously emerge. Forrester Research recently reported that 87 percent of online retailers plan on optimizing their mobile email communications with customers this year, while 70 percent intend to optimize their paid search campaigns for smartphones and tablets. So what else do companies stand to gain, and how could one implement these tactics into a professional setting?

Benefits of Increased Collaboration

The most obvious benefits of combining marketing and IT include improving target market accuracy and increasing marketing efficiency. Increasing one’s mobile presence can be an excellent way to attract a generation that’s attached to smartphones, especially when a company’s target audience is a young crowd. More exposure leads to more data collection, which results in more efficient marketing through data-driven content production. Putting two different departments in the same room is a breeding ground for innovation, with each … Read More

Five Ways To Fail At SharePoint

March 5, 2013 |

Implementing SharePoint into an enterprise-level organization is no simple task. Sure, on the surface it’s fairly simple — you can get it up and running in a matter of minutes — but there’s a lot that goes into successfully implementing SharePoint. While there are plenty of blog posts dedicated to success, there are few filled with tips on how to fail at SharePoint. In this post, we’ll go through five big ways to sink the SharePoint ship quickly.

  1. Deploy SharePoint out of the box. This is perhaps the most common mistake for beginning SharePoint users. They believe that since SharePoint can be installed and set up out of the box, that’s the optimal way to get things up and running. If you want to get on the fast track to complete SharePoint implementation failure, this is a great place to start. If you go this route, be prepared for failure.
  2. Assume … Read More