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IT Salaries for 2016

by Sarah K. White

It’s shaping up to be another great year for IT professionals. Salaries across a number of verticals are poised to increase, according to data from Robert Half Technologies. See salary ranges for popular technology jobs and how they’ve increased over 2015 numbers.

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Looking for IT Talent? Look to LinkedIn®

by Clint Boulton

There’s a global IT talent shortage, but IT leaders are finding help from an old mainstay: the professional social networking platform, LinkedIn. If you’re looking to hire (or be hired), LinkedIn can help, whether the company’s need is a brand new hire or an experienced CIO.

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The Internet of Things Comes to Business

by Mary Shacklett

The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming into play in a wide variety of industries, including transportation, health care, and factory maintenance. Here are 10 ways that IoT’s inroads are finding success.

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Bring Your Team Together for Project Success

by Moira Alexander

Helming IT projects has its own unique set of rewards and challenges. It’s a given that leaders need to recognize how (and why) their team members impact the overall success of a project—but the trickier aspect is determining what to do to unlock a team’s full potential.

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IT Salaries by Industry

By Sarah K. White

Businesses across all industries become more and more reliant on technology every day—and this means it’s a good time to be in the IT field. For 12 industries/job categories in particular, the average annual compensation is only going to increase for the foreseeable future.

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Texas Verdict Is Worrisome for IT Pros

By Andy Greenberg

A recent Texas conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is being viewed as a worrisome precedent by some in the IT field. The CFAA is usually applied in computer hacking cases, but this time the defendant was no hacker—he was a systems administrator who deleted a bunch of files before leaving the company.

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Fireable Security Offenses

by Roger Grimes

Nobody’s perfect, and even the best of cybersecurity experts make mistakes. However, certain goofs can put an IT security pro on the fast track to unemployment. Here are the top security offenses to avoid.

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Stop Making Everyone Change Their Passwords!

By Brian Barrett

It’s become a common practice at many organizations—IT leaders encouraging (if not outright forcing) the company’s workers to change their passwords on a regular basis. There is an argument, however, that this practice accomplishes the opposite of what is intended and creates vulnerabilities in cybersecurity.

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Is It a USB Charger … Or a Keystroke Logger?

By Scott Matteson

Our devices are now nearly all interconnected, and sometimes that connectedness comes with security vulnerabilities. The latest threat comes from a device that disguises itself as something very nonthreatening—a USB phone charger. That charger may actually be logging keystrokes.

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Major Websites Hit by ‘Malvertising’ and Ransomware

By Alex Hern

“Malvertising” and ransomware are two hot topics in cybersecurity. The mere thought of them working in tandem is bad enough—but when they work in tandem on some of the biggest websites on the Internet, it’s a nightmare. And that’s exactly what happened recently.

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Why Some Employees Hate IT—And How to Fix It

by Sharon Florentine

Sometimes the relationship between the IT department and other employees can become a little strained. There are four reasons why employees may have a poor impression of IT, but fortunately, there are ways to correct these perceptions.

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The Feds Are Hiring, if You’re Interested

By Patrick Thibodeau

We’ve talked a lot in the IT Daily Advisor about the abundance of opportunities for IT pros, and there is another large employer looking to hire: the federal government. Primarily, they are looking for cybersecurity professionals—but in order to compete with the private sector, they may have to bump up their salaries.

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America’s Best IT Jobs (and Salaries)

by Sharon Florentine

Glassdoor has released its annual “Best Jobs in America” list for 2016, and of the top 25 roles, 10 of them are in the IT field. It’s certainly encouraging for technology pros! Take a look at these top jobs and see if any of them are in your individual wheelhouse.

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Hacked Without a Click—The Dangers of Malvertising

By Joseph Cox

It was bad enough when end users could infect their computers and threaten company data through lapses in judgment when clicking links or opening files. Now, they can get hacked without a click thanks to malvertising that is making its way onto popular mainstream sites.

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IT Salaries—How High Can They Go?

by Sharon Florentine

Salaries in the IT world leapt 7.7% year-over-year in 2015—the largest increase ever. It’s certainly gratifying for professionals in the field, but it may cause some to wonder if the rapid growth is sustainable. How much further can salaries climb?

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Bimodal IT Is Killing Your Culture

By Clint Boulton

The bimodal IT model is gaining acceptance at several large corporations, despite research indicating that it’s the wrong approach. In fact, it’s suggested that bimodal IT can add complexity and kill your culture.

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Highest-Paying IT Leadership Roles

By Sarah K. White

IT skills are in high demand, and that goes double for IT leadership experience. With high demand come higher salaries—take a look at some of the highest-paying IT leadership roles to see the range of salary you might expect based on recent research.

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Terminating an IT Employee

Firing an employee is stressful for everyone involved, including leaders—and IT is no exception. In fact, many termination issues are compounded when the employee in question works in the IT department. Here are a few key factors for IT managers to keep in mind.

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IT Salary Study—How Does Your Paycheck Compare?

By Julia King

Computerworld recently conducted a survey of 3,300 IT workers to see what tech salaries are like out in the real world—and the results are favorable indeed. How does your pay compare to the survey’s results, and what advice do high-paid tech pros have to offer?

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The ‘Don’ts’ of Dealing with End Users (Including PEBCAKs)

by Mary Shacklett

In the modern workplace, IT is not only expected to keep all systems running efficiently but also to fill a more service-oriented role, available to help out all end users at the company. Here are a few behaviors to avoid if you want to maintain a smooth relationship with the users at your organization.

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Job Candidates Getting Foolish

by Melissa Blazejak

IT leaders have to do their fair share of interviews while building their teams, and there are a lot of, shall we say, odd candidates out there. Whether or not you’ve encountered any of them in the course of your career, here are a few amusing stories about some of the more foolish interviewees.

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What Does a Law from 1789 Have to Do with iPhones?

by Laura Sydell

Quite a bit, according to a citation in the controversial order by a federal judge that Apple® unlock an iPhone used by one of the assailants in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. See how such an old law was brought into play.

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Tech Startup’s CEO Hates Shadow IT

By Clint Boulton
Box CEO Aaron Levie is not a fan of the shadow IT movement, even though it was kick-started in part by his collaboration technology company. A new article takes a look at why this is—and also why shadow IT is here to stay.

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The Biggest Hack in Baseball Was a Simple Security Blunder

By Andrea Peterson

A former baseball executive was recently sentenced to a lengthy prison stretch for perpetrating the biggest act of cyberespionage in baseball. However, he wasn’t a savvy computer hacker—in fact, he pulled off the data heist by exploiting a very simple security flaw.

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CISOs Explain Why They Got Fired

By Doug Drinkwater

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have a lot to worry about. New threats emerge every day both internally and externally, and it’s a lot of responsibility to bear. These IT leaders are often put in precarious positions and can find themselves out of a job at a moment’s notice.

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