If You Work in IT – Things You Do NOT Have to Worry About

There are many perks of working in IT; however, those that receive the most play are often the lifestyle advantages, from free food to arcade-style gaming in the office. While these benefits are certainly fun,  savvy developers understand that the real perks of a tech career are internal, rather than external. These 5 things you don't have to worry about if you work in IT illustrate some of the true advantages of a working in the field. 1. Having a lengthy stretch of unemployment after leaving a job Sure, it is ideal adhere to the conventional wisdom: Always stay in your [...]

6 Ways to Identify a Tech Leader

Change is one of the most telling signs of the technological world. Companies that do not keep up with the “change” are either sold to giants or end up filing for bankruptcy. This is why identifying the tech leader is necessary for an IT based firm. Employees who take the initiative and show commitment to their work are easily distinguishable. This culture can only prosper if the company promotes intrapreneurship and invests in employee ideas. Especially for a department that has to keep up with an industry that experiences change on the constant. Leaders take initiative and posses a [...]

5 Innovation Myths Busted and Debunked

You can find plenty of research that supports the idea that companies need to innovate to keep growing and perhaps even to survive. You probably already know the story of how Blockbuster Video missed an opportunity and let Netflix disrupt the industry. The importance of innovation runs even deeper than a force for business growth. Scientific American talked about innovation as one human virtue that allowed our ancestors to advance from pretty feeble, hairless apes to the planet's dominant species. People found solutions to problems like fierce enemies, bad weather, and scarce resources in order to survive and thrive. [...]

5 Jobs Safe From Automation – [INFOGRAPHIC]

TITLE: 5 Jobs safe from automation KEY TAKEAWAYS: Sales – Sales is still based on relationships and always will be. Inbound marketing may bring it to the door. Salespeople are still needed to close. Human Resources – Automation is not going to make interpersonal conflicts go away. Writers – Demand for content for web pages, chatbots and all the UI will only increase Healthcare – We still need human interaction to take care of people Teachers – We have billions invested in schools and universities and will continue to do so. Traditional education will be supplemented even more by [...]

5 Jobs That Will Be Created By Automation [INFOGRAPHIC]

TITLE: 5 Jobs That Will Be Created by Automation KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Highway controller – think Air Traffic for driverless cars • Personal services – as you are being Ubered around in a driverless car, think of the things you can do – Get a haircut, nails done or drop off your dry cleaning. • Virtual Reality vacations – Think “Running Man” without the brain implant. • Chatbot Designer – As we automate interactions, how do we get them to interact better. Imagine if Siri could understand everything and not just send you to a Wikipedia page. • All [...]