Tech Tips Articles

  • Wired says coding might become a blue-collar job. I'd say that's crazy.

    Coding: The Next Blue Collar Job? Sure Hope Not

    February 16, 2017

    According to a recent Wired article, coding will become the next big blue collar job.  That sounds great, but I have some problems with this future utopia of blue collar might. First, the good news: Coding is a highly competitive and lucrative career. According to a Stack Overflow survey in 2016 of developers working in the industry, the median salary for...

  • The things that make a great tech individual contributor aren't necessarily the same things that make up a great tech manager.

    What to Look For When Promoting Employees in Tech

    February 9, 2017

    Promotions have two sides to them. For the individual getting the promotion, it is seen as a reward for the work that they have done. For the hiring manager, it is filling a need that you have on the team to ensure its goals are achieved. But in the tech industry, many employees are promoted for the wrong reason. Far too often, people are promoted into...

  • The best way to get funding for your next security project is by pointing out the project's ROI.

    How to Advocate For More Resources for Information Security

    February 8, 2017

    In most organizations, there is a deep and wide chasm of understanding between information security professionals and executives. As technical professionals, we must communicate cyber risks more effectively to our executives. You may not be able to see it, but when it comes to project funding there is usually intense competition at the executive level for money...

  • The three skills CTOs possess that many tech employees do not are mentoring, finance and thought leadership.

    The Skills You Need to Learn to Become CTO

    February 2, 2017

    Ever aspired to become a CTO? Meaning you are the top technology person at an organization, empowering you to make final decisions on...

  • These soft skills will most help you climb the IT ladder to success.

    The 3 Skills IT Pros Should Learn to be Promoted

    January 26, 2017

    The top reason tech workers change jobs is to advance their career, according to LinkedIn research. You know what that means? There...

  • There's no one perfect code editor. Even if you like something, be prepared to have that change in a few years.

    The Best Code Editor is the One That Works for You

    January 24, 2017

    You’ve made the decision to learn to code, and now you’re looking for the best tools of the trade. So you ask Google – what is the...