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Hot Job in Washington DC – System Security Engineer

Data security is one of today’s most pressing IT issues. The consequences of a data breach, combined with new regulations mandating data security, compel all types of organizations to start taking serious steps to safeguard their digital information.   That responsibility often falls to a system security engineer, a job that CNN Money recently ranked… Read more »

The Future of Cyber Security

High profile cyber attacks on organizations ranging from Target to the NSA have further emphasized what many already knew- cyber security is one of the most pressing issues of our time. No individual, business or institution, regardless of their location, means, or level of technical engagement, can afford to ignore the threat of cyber attacks.… Read more »

ERP in the Cloud | Preventing Cyber Security Attacks

The shift to cloud computing has allowed businesses of all types to lower their IT costs, access scalable resources, and reduce the on-site burden of their IT infrastructure. And more and more of them are using the cloud to manage their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It makes sense to use the benefits of the… Read more »

Manage Your Career Transition with the Help of a Consultant

When people first hear about career consultants, they often think of their high school guidance counselor. In reality, the two positions are worlds apart. Guidance counselors offer tepid motivation, generalized advice, and tired platitudes. Career consultants, by contrast, work directly with clients to identify their actual skills and their most realistic career opportunities. If you… Read more »

To Stay Technical or Move to a Project Management Role? – That is the Question

Transitioning from a technical position to a project management role is not a decision to be made lightly. Although the two fields are related, they have unique advantages, disadvantages, and responsibilities. If you do not consider all of them in advance while asking yourself some important questions, you could end up taking a position you… Read more »

What Makes a Great Leader?

In today’s business world, a growing emphasis has been placed on finding leaders rather than mere managers. In order to remain competitive in cutthroat marketplaces, companies need individuals in the driver’s seat that have the vision and motivational skills to come up with the products and services of tomorrow. Unfortunately, identifying the makeup of a… Read more »

Salary Look-In: Java Developer

Java has proven itself to be one of the most enduring and useful programming languages ever released. It was first developed in 1995, but it continues to be widely used and always growing. Today, the language is overseen by the developers at Oracle who continue to push the boundaries of when, where, and how Java… Read more »

How to Remain Calm During the Busy Tax Season

The April 15th tax deadline is fast approaching, and if you are an accountant, there is no busier or more stressful time of year. The influx in business may be nice, but the toll that it takes on you mentally and physically can affect you in and out of the office. Use these simple tips… Read more »

Where do Certifications Fit in Your IT Career Path?

If you are an IT professional, you know how fast this field can change, and how quickly the required technical skills evolve. Staying ahead of the curve in order to advance your career can seem like a daunting challenge. There has always been heated debate in the tech community about the value of certifications, especially… Read more »

Making the Transition from a Technical Role to a Managerial Position

Congratulations! After demonstrating your abilities, expertise, and commitment to hard work, you have been promoted out of your technical position. But now that you are a manager, there are a whole new set of challenges to face and skills to master. If you don’t prepare from the start, you may find the transition overwhelming. We… Read more »