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Virtualization has revolutionized the way we make use of IT. Increasingly, companies are virtualizing not just hardware but applications as well. This represents a drastically different way of doing things from the administrative side, but the actual user notices little (if any) change at all. Applications virtualization is just one of the IT operations management… Read more »

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Have you been going to tech meetups regularly? If not, you’re missing out on a significant opportunity to advance your career. Here are a few of the reasons that participation should be considered mandatory for tech professionals: Learn Your Community – Tech meetups are designed to bring together locally centered tech professionals. That makes them… Read more »

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It’s kind of a stereotype in IT – the overworked, overstressed professional who is working 60+ hours on the job, eating mostly out of vending machines, and spending the occasional night sleeping on a company couch. If you haven’t been this person, yourself you’ve probably worked with someone similar. This example underscores the importance of… Read more »

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The purpose of a resume is to convince the hiring manager that you are the most highly qualified candidate for the job. Tailor your resume to show specifically how your skills and experience fit into the vacant position and the organization as a whole. Further demonstrate your abilities with solid examples and a professional demeanor… Read more »

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As a manger, there is a natural inclination to focus on every detail, give your input on every decision, and scrutinize your staff closely. And while these are not bad instincts, your habit of micromanaging your staff may actually be compromising their efforts and yours. Here’s why. You Will Get More Done Spending all your… Read more »

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Effective recruiting is an important part of your overall business strategy. But to fully understand just what kind of impact it has, you need to understand the cost of making a wrong hiring decision. In addition to impacting your bottom line, a bad hire can have the following consequences. Workforce Disruptions The exact reason someone… Read more »

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In addition to being a leading IT staffing firm, the team here at RennerBrown offers a suite of IT lifecycle management services. These services are designed to help companies who want to avoid a major investment in an in-house IT brain-trust still make the most of their mission-critical business technologies. If you fall into this… Read more »

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Windows is still the preferred operating system in the office of 2015. But as many companies are discovering, new and evolving technologies are incompatible with older versions of windows, necessitating a large-scale migration effort. The scope and consequence of a migration like this is significant, even at smaller businesses. And if not handled carefully, it… Read more »

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Which soft skills should you be focusing on when hiring IT talent? We have listed three of the most important ones below, and included some tips to improve your evaluation process. Problem Solving Problem solving is important in every area of IT. Professionals must be able to root out a buggy piece of code, swap… Read more »

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The Microsoft landscape of business tools is bigger, more varied, and more exciting than it has ever been before. In recent years, Microsoft has gone from the company that everyone relies on, to the company that everyone wants to rely on. Picking the right solutions and deploying them in a manner that serves the interests… Read more »