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By next year, millennials will make up 50 percent of the American workforce. This generation of employees – born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s – represent the future of your IT team. So, for effective succession planning, you should already be grooming tomorrow’s leaders. In a recent Fortune study, 20 percent of millennials… Read more »

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The converged infrastructure (CI) concept was prompted in the early years of the 21st century by business enterprises that wanted to move away from traditional, horizontal data center hardware silos toward a more efficient system. CI involves packaging required services, storage and networking into a single, software-defined package which usually runs a specified workload or… Read more »

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Every company today is a tech company – or, at least, every company that plans to survive is a tech company. Your business can be a single-location retail store or a global manufacturer, a restaurant and food truck establishment with half a dozen vehicles or a multi-fleet shipping enterprise. Every business, everywhere, depends directly or… Read more »

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Only by continuously developing leaders can you keep developing your company to its full potential. Starting with your senior management team, there are certain qualities you can look for – and nurture – as you position your business for ongoing success. Ask yourself these questions about your current and future company leaders: Do they set… Read more »

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The American workforce in undergoing a massive sea change when it comes to shifts in the culture and expectations for what a professional work setting looks and feels like. As we’ve all heard many times, the Baby Boomer generation — those born between 1946-1964 — are retiring en masse, to the tune of 10,000 per… Read more »

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It’s a standard interview question and on the surface, it sounds pretty simple: “What are your greatest strengths?” But, don’t just roll your eyes and skip right over this one as you prepare your responses. A prospective employer asks it for a reason – and you want to be ready to nail it when the… Read more »

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You may have heard the old saying that one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole barrel. But when it comes to your employees, one person who consistently underperforms can, in fact, negatively impact the effectiveness of others as well. Rarely do people operate in a vacuum. So for the sake of the employee, your team… Read more »

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As technology continues to evolve and become a bigger part of virtually every industry, the need for software engineers will follow a similar growth path. Software engineers design and guide the development of programs that computers use to make work – and life in general – easier for the rest of the population. If the… Read more »

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It’s normal to have occasional stressful days at work. In fact, a little stress now and then can actually be beneficial. Experts note that low-level stressors stimulate the production of brain chemicals called neurotrophins, which temporarily boost your memory, make you more resilient, and motivate you toward success. It’s when stress becomes a normal part… Read more »

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Stress and job interviews go hand in hand. When the time comes, you have enough on your mind without worrying that your outfit is wrong. Yet, your image is the first thing an employer will notice about you, even before you say hello. And, it will be permanently embedded in their mind. Think About Your… Read more »