Day: June 10, 2020

14 IT certifications that will survive and thrive in the pandemic

The pandemic has thrown a lot of what we know in turmoil and hurt some industries more than others — think airlines, hospitality/leisure, retail, Big Pharma, oil and some consumer products. But what has been the overall effect so far on tech professionals and the skills marketplace? 

I began to answer this question in my last column with a review of what we’ve been hearing from several hundred senior tech executives and decision-makers across 40 industries in our research partnership base. But also, we provided a high-level data analysis of how cash pay premiums for 1,090 tech skills and certifications

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Here’s why digital agencies must push clients towards accessibility

When you run a digital agency, your work doesn’t just influence your own results. It can have a direct impact on the success of your clients and as someone who runs a digital agency, this is a responsibility I take quite seriously.

Whether it’s web design or Google Ads, staying on top of the latest trends is essential for helping my clients achieve their goals.

But while marketing trends may come and go, certain things are poised to have a lasting impact on the way we do business online. One of the most important areas

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Data science during COVID-19: Some reassembly required

The enormous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is obvious. What many still haven’t realized, however, is that the impact on ongoing data science production setups has been dramatic, too. Many of the models used for segmentation or forecasting started to fail when traffic and shopping patterns changed, supply chains were interrupted, and borders were locked down.

In short, when people’s behavior changes fundamentally, data science models based on prior behavior patterns will struggle to keep up. Sometimes, data science systems adapt reasonably quickly when the new data starts to represent the new reality. In other cases, the new reality is

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14 technology winners and losers, post-COVID-19

As opposed to, say, the travel or restaurant industries, the tech sector has weathered the most disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well. But that doesn’t mean that business has gone smoothly as if nothing happened — or that trends haven’t accelerated or been disrupted by the crisis.

While it’s a bit early to know whether shifts in usage and IT tactics will remain permanent, some corners of the computing business have clearly seen a boost, while others have fallen in use, suffered setbacks in the wake of lockdowns, or been called into question for the months ahead, even

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How IT priorities are shifting during the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 has disrupted every business around the globe. IT professionals are under immense pressure to continue overseeing infrastructure, applications, and security in this new normal, where most employees are working from home and services are being accessed exclusively online. As a result, businesses are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives and turning to real-time data to make smarter decisions.

COVID-19 related IT priority shifts create new technical challenges

Today’s IT departments are facing a number of challenges—from supporting remote workers to managing networks and applications. A whopping 95% of businesses have changed their tech priorities, placing more focus (88%) on improving

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How IT priorities are shifting during the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 has disrupted every business around the globe. IT professionals are under immense pressure to continue overseeing infrastructure, applications, and security in this new normal, where most employees are working from home and services are being accessed exclusively online. As a result, businesses are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives and turning to real-time data to make smarter decisions.

COVID-19 related IT priority shifts create new technical challenges

Today’s IT departments are facing a number of challenges—from supporting remote workers to managing networks and applications. A whopping 95% of businesses have changed their tech priorities, placing more focus (88%) on improving

Read More