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February is Black History Month, a time where we reflect on the major milestones we’ve marked on diversity and inclusion, but also a time where we step back to identify the remaining challenges. With the black community making up only 8.3% of the IT-workforce, it’s clear that there’s still plenty of work to be done.
It’s Time to Ctrl-X the Stress
Let’s face it: it’s hard not to be stressed in today’s work culture. Job security is quickly disappearing, “passion” and “career” no longer go hand-in-hand and employers aren’t paying what workers deserve. You spend hours in the workplace – often more than 40 per week – and don’t have the energy to enjoy life outside of the office. You’re pursuing a dead-end career to make ends meet and you’re exhausted, feeling undervalued and nearing your breaking point.
Don’t you wish you could just CTRL-X? the keyboard command for “cut” – the stress right out of your life?
Who Runs the World? Tech-Smart Girls.
Forbes recently published the 2017 edition of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Not only is the list composed of impressive girl bosses, but is filled with powerful female tech moguls that are marking major milestones for women in IT. Despite the prominent role women play in the technology field, women are still the minority: they hold only 24% of computer science jobs (a 13% increase since 1995) and occupy about 11% of executive positions in Silicon Valley. Many of these women are on a mission to change that.
IT Security – The Value of Personal Data
Sharing information helps us communicate and develop solutions to our problems. But the information flow that facilitates these opportunities for networking and innovation don’t come without risks – data can be vulnerable during transmission or storage.
What does this mean for the value of information security? It means that companies are seeking skilled information technology specialists at a greater rate than ever. Given the abundance of threats and the damage they can do, it is understandable that individuals and organizations want security that stays one step ahead of pertinent threats.Read More
Which Industries Benefit from IT the Most?
Have you ever wondered just how much IT impacts the world around you?
The information age has caused proper data management practices to become an asset to any organization that wants to succeed. Communication and networking are everything, and you’d be surprised just how much goes into helping a successful company store, maintain, and analyze all pertinent data safely.Read More
Learn to Code: Which Path Should You Take?
So you want to learn to code? Maybe you already have some experience building websites or writing minor programs, or maybe computer coding is a completely foreign language to you. But whether you are learning a new skillset or expanding on your existing hobby, an interest in coding can lead you into a rewarding full-time career. There are a number of paths you can take to learn to code, each have their benefits and disadvantages. What option is best for you and your goals?Read More
IT Jobs: A Comparison Based on Industry Affiliation
Over the past decade or so, technology has not just infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives, but it has also completely transformed the way companies operate their businesses. Trends such as online banking and online shopping have forced companies to streamline their operations – and transition from hardware infrastructure to the “cloud” – as they meet the increasing demand for secure data transfers and storage. At the same time, coding or software development has seen a similar impact on industry. From system software used to operate businesses to the mobile apps we use every day, software development has become an integral part of every business.Read More
Alternatives to College for a Great IT Career
Are you a struggling with your career direction? Maybe you’re finishing your first semester of college or junior college, and you don’t know about pursuing your college degree. Maybe you are looking for a change of career but never went to college. Now you’re struggling or feel limited with your options.Read More
Centriq First to Implement Innovative Learning Platform in Tech Career Training
Centriq has become the first technology bootcamp (or code school) to implement Canvas by Instructure as its Student Learning Portal for its hands-on technology career training programs. Canvas, widely considered the most modern and sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS), is the fastest growing LMS in the higher education space due to its adaptability, customizability, and support. Centriq, the only technology bootcamp or code school to offer both an entry-level Full-Stack Web Developer bootcamp and an entry-level IT Systems and Security bootcamp, is the first and only school of its type in the United States leveraging Canvas in an immersive bootcamp classroom environment.Read More
Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Changing to an IT Career in Kansas City
Being stuck in a dead-end job can not only be frustrating, but stressful. You feel trapped because you don’t have the time to job search while working, and maybe the prospects outside of your job just aren’t that promising. The job growth in Kansas City is below the national average, so there’s little chance more exciting career opportunities will come around soon. It may be time to re-evaluate your career path.
It’s no secret the IT (or Information Technology) industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Technology is constantly evolving, and entire businesses and industries rely on the latest technology to grow. Some could even say that technology is the backbone of the economy of the United States. A career in IT may just be the solution you need for your dead-end job.Read More