• Jul 22
    2016
    Once you've earned the chance to interview new job or promotion, why not enjoy the spotlight by investing in your appearance and negotiating talents? The most critical phase of any search for a higher rank ornew, better job is dynamic, face-to-face interviews with the people who'll likely supervise you or be part of your team if you land the new position you want. But IT is rife with communication challenges, ...
  • Jun 16
    2016
    On June 14th, 2016, local businesses, individuals, and cybersecurity experts gathered at RIT in Rochester, N.Y. for the 2016 Upstate New York Regional Cybersecurity Forum held by Logical Operations in partnership with New Horizons at Logical Operations, the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, RIT, ESL Federal Credit Union, and Entre Computer Services. This forum provided a unique opportunity for representatives from academia, law enforcement, and industry to ...
  • Mar 31
    2016
    My most recent blog identified IT's top four communication challenges and suggested means for overcoming them. I've matched them to all the milestones we encounter when pursuing a new job or promotion, starting with the phone call and winding up with the perennially underrated thank-you note. I then zeroed in on which of the four looms largest at each of the milestones. Consult the resulting reference guide right below (and ...
  • Feb 19
    2016
    The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has announced expansion of its education efforts to increase public awareness of the invidual's role in cybersecuirty. The expansion is part of the STOP.THINK.CONNECT campaign led by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), with federal government leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The announcement was made soon after President Obama's proclamation to bolster the nation's cybersecurity. In the declaration, the president ...
  • Jan 25
    2016
    2016 has officially arrived along with two welcome events for our long-suffering economy: ongoing strength in the labor market and continued expansion of the GDP. Let's resume our information technology career checkup, so you'll prosper like never before. The rest of my series aims to accomplish two things. The first goal, and the subject of this post, is to give you a full rundown of the top four communication challenges ...
  • Jan 19
    2016
    It may be a job seeker's market right now, but that certainly doesn't mean it's easy to land a job. Competition among talented candidates is steep, so standing out can sometimes be difficult. Those looking for a job in the tech field have the added challenge of keeping up with the industry's ever-evolving demands. As trends emerge and technologies advance, it's important to keep your skills sharp and up to ...
  • Dec 28
    2015
    With the holiday season and strains of Auld Lang Syne approaching, it is a great time to review and recharge your career's progress. Over the next few installments of this blog, we'll explore some underappreciated career do's and don'ts and how to stay ahead of the competition. January kicks off one of the year's busiest hiring sessions, and recruiters everywhere are making their lists and checking them twice deciding to ...
  • Nov 10
    2015
    For every cyber impostor targeting your hard-earned research and development, customers' personal information, or potentially embarrassing secrets, there's at least one cautious manager who still needs more proof you deserve immediate reinforcements. Remember the old self-help homily, "life is not a dress rehearsal"? It applies to today's cybersecurity training imperatives. Just in time for the mobile and application-based "trust economy" consumers expect from every organization, service or brand that wants ...