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The IT Skills Gap Infographic
With the incredibly fast pace of technology and innovation, it's not surprising that there's a significant IT skills gap. However, there are several ways that a skills gap can negatively impact a business, including low productivity and decreased profitability.
The IT Skills Gap & How You Can Respond
Essentially, a skills gap is a gap between what employers need their employees to do, and what those employees can actually do. If you've ever said something like, “Our organization desperately needs to migrate more infrastructure to the Cloud, but our IT staff lacks the knowledge to do so,” you're talking about a skills gap.
Report Builder is a Free Tool?!
Guest Author: Eric Brockway, Technical Instructor
At New Horizons, our instructors are often asked questions by their students pertaining to real-world scenarios. One of the many benefits of attending training is the learning that goes on within the classroom amongst the students. Someone may ask a question that you've had yourself, or it may be a question you might have in the future.
We asked our instructor staff to share some of those questions, and the result is our new blog series, Direct from the Classroom. Here is Eric Brockway's story:
Microsoft Certification Spotlight - MCSE: Database Management & Analytics
In March of 2017, Microsoft retired its MCSE: Data Platform credential and replaced it with the MCSE: Database Management & Analytics.
Top 5 IT Trends of 2017
IT is a rapidly changing industry, with many new demands and trends coming into practice with each new year. 2016 saw lots of innovation in cloud and virtual machines. With the start of 2017, some things stayed the same but many changes were still being made to many products and programs. Now, as it edges closer to the middle of the year, the upgrades are in and the demand is great. Here are 5 big IT trends that are gaining speed in 2017.
4 Big Data Business Challenges
Often Big Data has been talked about as a “problem” because it couldn’t be easily processed with traditional systems based on relational databases, but it really is a tremendous opportunity to enhance and even transform how you run your business. The value of Big Data can be significant.
Key Benefits of the Microsoft Access Database
Big Data Analytics with PowerPivot & Power View
In an effort to be more user-centric, Microsoft has evolved its approach to business intelligence, offering user-friendly Excel add-ins such as PowerPivot and Power View. One advantage of putting more power into the hands of business end users is that these are the individuals who are most familiar with the data and stand to gain the most by learning from it. Excel is a useful tool for numerous purposes, but it has limitations, particularly when working with large sets of data.
Why Businesses Are Undergoing a Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is the use of technology to improve the performance or reach of a business, and it will continue to be an important topic for companies across the globe. Executives in all industries are using digital advances, such as data analytics, mobility, social media, and smart embedded devices (IoT) to change customer relationships, internal processes, and value propositions.
Big Data and Business Intelligence
Big Data and Business Intelligence are a hot topic right now in IT and business circles. However, it can be a difficult subject to grasp based on what you might read from different technology vendors and business analysts. This is because, depending on how you use the term, Big Data can mean different things to different professionals, depending on the context. It should also be clarified at the start - Big Data does not only apply to big companies, but small businesses as well.