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Forces drivig IT Job Maket Growth

Growth in IT job market continues unabated as economy continues to boom

There are four (4) driving forces that will generate the 100K new jobs in 2020.

Forces driving 2020 IT Job Market

  1. Tech Expansion - New technologies are growing at an ever-expanding rate.
  2. Data Capture and Surveillance Expansion – With more AI/Robotics implementations and IoT devices that can monitor and record everything, the drive to process and access data of all types will push the limits of how and why data is processed, analyzed and used.
  3. Nationalization Expansion – With the nations first direction driven by BREXIT and America First, there will be more emphasis on national solutions to technology issues.
  4. Stewardship Impact Expansion – With the scope and breath of tech expansion, there will be a rise in the impact analysis of technology on infrastructure, environment, and positive and negative implications on society.

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IT Job Market Growth Driving Forces Identified

Driving forces for IT Job Growth Defined

Over the next decade IT Job Growth will be driven by 5 key factors::

  • Demographic Changes - The aging of the populations with Baby Boomers being replaced by Millennials, the reduction in birth rates in most industrialized countries, and expansion of the "refugee" populations
  • Tech Expansion - New technologies will grow at an ever-expanding rate.
  • Data Capture and Surveillance Expansion - With more IoT devices that can monitor and record everything
  • Nationalization Expansion - With the country first direction driven by BREXIT and America First
  • Stewardship Impact Expansion - As the scope and breath of tech expansion occurs, there will be a rise in the impact analysis of that technology on the infrastructure.

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Disasater Recovery and the Cloud best and worst practices defined

Outsourcing TemplateDisasater Recovery and the Cloud best and worst practices are defined in the articles listed below

  1. Outsourcing top 10 reasons why it fails  Top 10 reasons why outsourcing fail 10 reasons why outsourcing arrangements fails No clearly defined long-term strategic organizational objective is defined - the outsourcing arrangement...
  2. Top 10 Reasons Cloud Solutions are Expanding  Top 10 Reasons Cloud Computing is Exploding As CIOs and businesses move organizations towards cloud solutions and processing there are many benefits.  The top 10...
  3. Disaster Plans now include cloud  More CIOs opt for Disaster Plans that include the cloud Once a CIO includes a cloud provider in their disaster plans the flood gates are...
  4. Many CIOs have not addressed cloud security issues  Less than 50% of all organizations have policies in place that for vetting cloud computing applications for possible security risks before deploying them. The number...
  5. 10 reasons to move Disaster Recovery to the Cloud  Top 10 reasons why the cloud makes sense for disaster recovery planning Cloud data disaster recovery protection solutions offer a combination of the latest advancements...
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Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Canadian Govement

Canadian government IT systems have were taken off-line after a successful ransomware attack

Ransomware Attack - Business ContinuityGovernment officials issued a press release that said, a "new and sophisticated type of ransomware" struck the all government IT services -- with the exception of an energy corporation -- that rely on access to electronic information stored by the authority have been impacted. Included were medical services, family and education, finance, and the govenment's legal system.

Government officials say that contingency plans were immediately activated to restore uninterrupted service to these areas and recovery was set a a priority.

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Security is key to keeping cybercriminals at bay

Balance between privacy and cybersecurity - way to keep cybercriminals at bay

Security way to keeping cybercriminals at bayTo catch a sophisticated cybercriminal in today's age, IT departments must look deeper into their web traffic and examine many sources of information about web visitors and sessions to determine what behavior is typical and what is not. Existing solutions for detecting and analyzing online criminal behavior usually identify either pre-authentification threats , or post authentification threats (fraud products) but unfortunately not both.

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