Kansas City finished a project with partner Google Fiber to bring gigabit internet speeds to the area. While that is quite the accomplishment, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) hopes it is just the beginning and created the “Gigabit Challenge” in an effort to have at least one city in each of the 50 states involved by the year 2015.
The Millennial generation is here to work and they are bring technology with them.
According to a recent study from career site Dice, which specializes in jobs for tech and engineering professionals, 2012 saw the average salaries for technology professionals climb 5.3 percent to $85,619 in 2012 – the largest such jump in more than a decade.
IT departments find themselves standing on the forefront of a new technology that many business decision-makers are trying to understand.
Dice conducted the same survey last year and there is a 9 percent increase in the respondents who said they plan to increase IT hiring at least slightly.
The challenge that IT Principals face is maintaining a strong level of awareness and remaining proactive with security protocols.
The annualized cost of cyber threats and crime is $8.9 million per year.
As technology becomes more important to the entire operation, IT departments are moving out of the internal bubble and are helping organizations bring in more revenue.