Midyear Outlook: The State of IT Hiring

With an unemployment rate of 3.7% in the US in July 2019, filling much needed positions gets extremely difficult. Even tougher is the situation in the IT industry. The IT hiring market is highly competitive and finding the right talent gets more and more difficult, especially with an industry unemployment rate of 1.3% – which…

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Scrum Master: A Key Player for Project Management

Organizations operating in our digital age must be able to react, adapt, and evolve in a rapidly changing environment. Many, from small startups to large multinational companies, are embracing a more agile environment to help them address multi-faceted challenges. Scrum is a simple but powerful framework that allows teams to work collaboratively and efficiently on…

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How to Approach the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Today’s high demand for IT and technology talent is outpacing the supply of qualified candidates. This workforce gap is documented across all areas of IT, but it is particularly prominent – and problematic – in cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Workforce Gap Cybersecurity job openings have grown by 94% since 2013, compared to 30% of IT positions…

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Think IT Member Spotlight: Sayeed Reza

Sayeed Reza, VP, Software Engineering at Optum believes that a good understanding of the business and its customers are the first key steps towards becoming a successful IT leader. In his career, he has worked on building search engine platforms, forming product delivery and cloud services organization, and is passionate about managing and delivering technology…