Tech Tips Articles

  • IT pros themselves say they are weak in security, the cloud and VoIP.

    The Skills IT Pros Need Help With The Most (And How to Learn Them)

    April 20, 2017

    Where’s the skill gap in IT? In other words, what are the critical skills IT pros are weakest at? To find out, we at LinkedIn partnered with Spiceworks to survey 198 IT professionals. In the survey, we asked those IT pros the skills they were both strongest and weakest at, which were critical to their job. We’ll start with the good news, the skills IT pros were...

  • The hard skill IT pros most want to learn is security, followed by cloud computing.

    Most IT Pros Think They Have a Dead-End Job. Here's How to Fix That.

    April 13, 2017

    Recently, we at LinkedIn, in conjunction with Spiceworks, asked 198 IT pros what their biggest complaint about work was. Sixty-nine percent said their biggest gripe was a lack of opportunity for career advancement or a lack of training to facilitate that advancement. In other words, IT employees overwhelmingly see their job as a dead-end one, with their company...

  • IT employees aren't getting soft skill training, and it's causing them to leave companies.

    The IT Training Fail That's Causing People to Leave (Infographic)

    April 6, 2017

    There’s a very expensive problem in the world of IT, regarding training. In January, LinkedIn and Spiceworks conducted a joint survey of 198 IT professionals in the United States. When asked, an astonishing 69 percent of those surveyed said career development was a significant problem at their organization. In other words, the vast majority of IT pros believe...

  • How to chose what technology you should invest in.

    What does your technology do for you?

    March 23, 2017

    The year was 1997 and I was setting up a computer network for a small printing company. I had reached the point of configuring...

  • What's the difference between Java 8 and Java 9, which is coming out in July.

    What You Can Expect From Java 9 (Coming in July)

    March 20, 2017

    Are you ready for Java 9? Well, it is just about here! The general release of Java 9 is scheduled for July 7, 2017.   As a Java...

  • How to measure how effective your IT security is.

    How to Measure the Effectiveness of Information Security...

    March 10, 2017

    If you’re in charge of any aspect of information security for your organization, you operate in an area of much risk and great...