As I walked into the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center where the 10th Annual Taste of IT was to take place, people bustled about setting up booths and chatting with their neighbors. Stephanie, our events coordinator and lead, smiled and welcomed me to the event. Information technology companies filled the floor, their banners featuring logos and calls to action. Each booth seemed to have its own theme and activity. One booth even had a virtual Lego builder! I was thrilled to be there and ready to make connections. Speakers and breakout sessions were to take place throughout the day.
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As a social person, I often get asked, “What do you do for a living?” I tell them that I work in IT, and I usually get a look of surprise. I often say, “I’m not your typical IT guy.” Most people have a preconceived notion that an IT guy is a nerdy guy who stutters around women and hides behind his computer. In comparison, I’ve found most of my peers to be outgoing and welcoming even when they were a bit introverted. I started my technology career later in life. I decided I wanted to go back to school and learn something I knew would be challenging and exciting. I wanted to be a good provider for my daughter, so I chose cybersecurity and forensics. And, I fell in love with it.
I was stunned at the lack of women attending the computer programs when I first started my classes. But...
Companies that are working in the realm of technology and those who offer products and services know that making sales is the main goal if they want to stay in business. Outsourcing is a prime example of industry evolution. It has become a commonplace especially for corporations, and the world is a more global economy more than ever.
Outsourcing is a result of economic necessity and occurs when one organization specializing in a product or service can produce it more cost effectively than a large company. The more cost-efficient company outsources the project from the larger company. What many don’t realize is that it is imperative to create IT contracts, when outsourcing for a successful business. Some of the top reasons companies should outsource include...