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What Every Business Should Know about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What Every Business Should Know about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect on May 25, 2018, is the biggest overhaul of European Union (EU) data protection law in more than 20 years. It replaces the Data Protection Directive, which was adopted in 1995, and is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy, and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

Effective Management and Positive Assertiveness

Effective Management and Positive Assertiveness

One of the most effective ways for a manager to pull people together for a common purpose is using the technique known as Positive Assertiveness. This approach is all about demanding quality work from your team, while maintaining an amicable atmosphere. By cultivating a powerful leadership style, you can accomplish more every day, while guiding your team toward better long-term results.

How to Develop an Effective Employee Training Program

How to Develop an Effective Employee Training Program

Successful employee training and development programs go beyond the standard new hire orientation. They aren’t sporadic courses that employees occasionally take as needed. It’s taking a strategic, organized, systematic approach to training that aligns individual growth with business goals.

Cloud Computing and Connectivity Challenges

Cloud Computing and Connectivity Challenges

Cloud computing and connectivity challenges often go hand-in-hand. Businesses must respond by ramping up their network functionality, particularly as the hybrid Cloud becomes an IT strategy.

What’s Next After ITIL Foundations?

What’s Next After ITIL Foundations?

ITIL® is the most widely adopted approach for IT Service Management in the world. It provides a practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning, delivering, and supporting IT services to your business plan.

The ITIL Foundations course, which was designed for those looking to begin or accelerate a career in IT Service Management (ITSM), introduces students to the key elements, concepts, and terminology used in the ITILService Lifecycle. One of the primary goals of this course, obviously, is to prepare students for the ITIL Foundations certification exam. Still, many are often left wondering about next steps. 

Writing Web Applications that Access SQL Databases

Writing Web Applications that Access SQL Databases

Guest Author: Rob Foulkrod, Technical Instructor

I was recently asked a question by a prospective student, who was just beginning to get into web app development, and while emailing my response, I thought that the information would also be valuable to many professionals out there who are interested to learn more about what's covered in some of our popular Microsoft Visual Studio courses. Below is the question, followed by my response.

How Web & Print Designers Should Utilize Color

How Web & Print Designers Should Utilize Color

With so much design done on the web, color is no longer something designers have to work into their budgets. But that doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all. As designers, we still have to think about color palettes and corporate standards, but sometimes it’s difficult to rein in the creativity. You may think, “What does it matter? It doesn’t cost any more to use 20 colors in my design?” But it does matter; just because you have access to every hex color out there, it doesn’t mean you should go crazy with color.

 7 Programming Languages for Beginner Developers

7 Programming Languages for Beginner Developers

Our team of instructors are frequently asked: “What programming languages should I learn?” and the response is often: “There's no one correct answer, but there is somewhat of a progression that most programmers and developers take. Start with the basics, and slowly move into the more detailed programming languages.”

Top 5 Non-Technical Skills Every Web Developer Should Have

Top 5 Non-Technical Skills Every Web Developer Should Have

Web Development continues to be one of the hottest industries, and the demand for skilled professionals shows no signs of slowing. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce, employment of Web Developers is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. 

DevOps & Software Development

DevOps & Software Development

Since the needs of consumers and businesses are continuously evolving, the way we build software is changing. Software used to be some sort of still life, in the same way your desktop just sat on your desk, but today, it’s everywhere, constantly changing and moving forward—like the new phone in your pocket or the tablet in your bag.

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