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4 Steps To Mitigate 95% Of Known Vulnerabilities

on Monday, 19 January 2015. Posted in Blog

4 Steps To Mitigate 95% Of Known Vulnerabilities

4 Steps To Mitigate 95% Of Known Vulnerabilities

Imagine yourself racing through a server room ripping network cables out of systems in an effort to contain a network that has already been breached.  This is probably not a task that many of us have ever had to do, but, we can visualize it, especially after a major breach hits mainstream media.

5 Ways To Sustain A Long Term Career Focus

on Thursday, 08 January 2015. Posted in Blog

5 Ways To Sustain A Long Term Career Focus

5 Ways To Sustain A Long Term Career Focus
You've heard the analogy: Life is a marathon, not a sprint.
 
But I believe life is more about consistent, long-term focus. It is about making the decision to run a marathon and then preparing, running, recovering and repeating the process several times over.
 
With this in mind, consider the main achievements you really want to accomplish during your career. Then use these guidelines to stay focused on the big picture while you tackle the many marathons that constitute life:

8 Types of Photos You Should Never Use on Your LinkedIn Profile

on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted in Blog

8 Types of Photos You Should Never Use on Your LinkedIn Profile

8 Types of Photos You Should Never Use on Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn doesn’t play when it comes to professional profile pics and neither should you. If you upload a pic to your profile that isn’t actually of you or isn’t even a headshot, LinkedIn reserves the right to yank it. 
 
The 313 million-plus member site is for professional networking, specifically with past and present colleagues, hiring managers, potential clients and investors, and other hopefully business-related contacts. That said, your headshot should be professional. In other words, safe. Appealing to a wide audience. Even a little vanilla. 

2 Bad Habits Successful People Avoid

on Wednesday, 31 December 2014. Posted in Blog

2 Bad Habits Successful People Avoid

2 Bad Habits Successful People Avoid
It's crucial to avoid finding yourself without a plan.
 
Time is perhaps the world's most valuable resource, and how you spend yours may determine whether you have a productive, successful career - or one that is ultimately unfulfilling.

6 Job Search 'Hacks' That Will Get You Hired

on Monday, 29 December 2014. Posted in Blog

6 Job Search 'Hacks' That Will Get You Hired

6 Job Search 'Hacks' That Will Get You Hired

In a tight IT employment market, landing a job isn't easy regardless of how well-qualified you are. However, there is way you can gain an advantage. These six job search 'hacks' can give you a competitive edge on other candidates and put you on your way to a great career move.

10 Skills Developers Should Invest In for 2015

on Friday, 09 January 2015. Posted in Blog

10 Skills Developers Should Invest In for 2015

10 Skills Developers Should Invest In for 2015
Every minute of the work day is an opportunity for investment for us as developers. During this time, we can make a conscious decision to grow in our craft or instead chose to stagnate. Sadly many developers make the decision to get comfortable with a set of skills and not push forward. Many organizations are filled with these developers.
 
There is an alternative to this. Many developers actively choose to invest their time in targeted efforts to mature in their craftsmanship and innovate their technical skill set. To the surprise of many tech bloggers out there, this process often includes growing in areas which are not tied to a specific language or platform.

7 Terrible Career Advice That You Should Ignore

on Wednesday, 07 January 2015. Posted in Blog

7 Terrible Career Advice That You Should Ignore

7 Terrible Career Advice That You Should Ignore

Not all career advice is created equal. In fact, some can actually hurt a job search or career. Here are seven pieces of terrible career advice that you should ignore:

How To Generate A Range Of Random Integers In Java

on Friday, 02 January 2015. Posted in Blog

How To Generate A Range Of Random Integers In Java

How To Generate A Range Of Random Integers In Java

Generating a range of random integers is one of the very common tasks that we come across very frequently. Lets discuss the possible ways to achieve this in Java.

5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

on Tuesday, 30 December 2014. Posted in Blog

5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."-Steve Jobs.

7 Things People Hate About Your Website

on Saturday, 27 December 2014. Posted in Blog

7 Things People Hate About Your Website

7 Things People Hate About Your Website
When you're browsing the web — whether online shopping or information-gathering — what's the one thing that drives you crazy about the sites you visit? Chances are, it's something that interrupts your user experience.
 
Anything from a site that takes to long to load to an ill-placed advertisement can leave a sour taste in your mouth. Here's a list of the seven things people hate most about a bad website. Read on, and tell us in the comments what you think takes the cake for worst website offense.
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