Outsourcing: It’s a nasty word in many circles. Admit that your company is partaking in information technology outsourcing, or any other type of outsourcing, and you could get some very nasty looks. Why? Because many people assume that outsourced work is carried out overseas, by non-American workers. When they hear of companies hiring IT outsourcing services, these individuals presume that jobs are being taken away from American employees that specialize in information technology. Outsourcing, therefore, is seen as a negative thing, especially in these days of high unemployment.
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As any IT consultant will tell you, cyber threats are constantly evolving. Hackers and cyber terrorists rely on the ignorance of computer users to carry out their dark deeds. When the population becomes familiar with one type of attack, hackers must switch to other lesser-known ways of undermining technological security.
The economy is in the dumps, and unemployment is still a major challenge for American workers, right? Well, not in every field. Those who seek IT jobs are experiencing a very different situation. Indeed, technology staffing agencies are seeing a dearth of knowledgeable IT workers. Many signs point toward an impending IT staffing crisis in the United States, as outlined below. Read more…
The pace of technological development is breathtaking. Why, just a few decades ago, personal computers were too bulky for home use. Now a powerful computer can fit in the palm of your hand. 2012 will indubitably deliver shiny new wonder-machines for our enjoyment. But what about the support side of that technological evolution? What can IT consulting firms expect in 2012? Below, we answer that question by reviewing experts’ opinions on hardware and software trends in the coming year.