7 ways to make IT operations more efficient

Every IT leader strives for efficiency — making the best possible use of available resources. Yet seeking efficiency and actually achieving it to any meaningful degree are two very different things. Often, despite careful planning, efforts at building efficiency fail to meet anticipated goals and key operations remain mired in mediocrity with wheels spinning in…

The coming IT job apocalypse: Rise of the machines

In the war between machines and mankind, the machines have gained the upper hand. It’s bad enough that computers can now beat us at chess, Jeopardy, and Go. Artificial intelligence-driven algorithms are now tackling jobs once considered the exclusive province of living, breathing bipeds. That includes doctors, lawyers, teachers, and, yes, IT professionals. To read…

Top 14 data engineer and data architect certifications

Data and big data analytics are the lifeblood of any successful business. Getting the technology right can be challenging but building the right team with the right skills to undertake big data initiatives can be even harder. Successfully deploying big data initiatives requires more than data scientists and data analysts. It requires data architects who…

12 dark secrets of encryption

Encryption is fast becoming developer’s go-to solution for whatever data privacy or security worry ails you. Afraid of putting your credit card into a web form? Don’t worry. We’re using encryption. Unsure whether a website is authentic? Encryption has your back. The good news is, encryption algorithms do work some of the time. The math…

6 ways to deal with the great data scientist shortage

The seemingly insatiable demand for data scientists continues to grow as organizations look for professionals who can glean insights from all the information they are gathering. In a report released in January 2019, business and employment social media site LinkedIn listed data scientist as the most promising job in 2019, based on data about salaries,…