Sunday, January 22, 2012

Information Technology Resume Tips

I wanted to write some tips for everyone trying to get a job in the Information Technology field. My Resume writing has been proven time and time again.

I was taught by a US Army consultant to help soldiers get a job when they get out. I took those basic writing skills and made them my own. No longer are we able to set our resume to one page. If you are like me I could fill a whole resume with just qualifications and certifications. This leaves job history, education, objective and anything else relevant out of it.

I use to work as a Technology Supervisor for an outsourced technology company. I have seen hundreds of resumes come across my desk. The ones that really stand out are the ones that are very relevant to the job I was hiring for. Take for example I am hiring for a Queue Technician 2. I want them to have certain skills needed to perform the task in their daily work. I would look for things like active directory experience, help desk experience, customer service skills, and maybe a A+ or MCP. So if you are interested in a Level 2 job make sure you find out what skills are needed. Design your resume around that. Make sure to include those qualifications and add everything else in also. The more you know the better.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Information Technology - Online Degree Options

Technology is continuing to grow and widen every year to encompass a multitude of avenues. Companies and organizations need trained individuals who know the ins and outs of technology in order to provide many services needed to make the company work at the local level and beyond. Many online colleges are offering degree distinctions in information technology. These accredited programs are preparing students to enter the work force and become active, successful members of the industry.

The profession of information technology focuses on computer processes. Proper training teaches students how to manage all the aspects of information in conjunction with technology. Professionals work in all areas of technology by designing hardware, software, Internet applications, communication networks, and more. Individuals will be able to find a career to fit their computer and technology interests because of the wide scope of options available. An education in information technology helps students gain general computer knowledge and apply it to specific areas inside the workplace.

Online colleges offer degree distinctions in information technology from certificates to keep professionals up to date on the latest techniques, to a master's degree and even a doctorate. Through different programs students will learn and posses a wide range of required skills. These skills can include troubleshooting, problem solving, changing technology, developing technology, computer literacy, and more. Degree programs are numerous so students need to know what their career goals are before an appropriate program can be selected. However, every program is designed to give a well-rounded education and earning a degree will be beneficial and critical to starting a career in the field.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Wonder of Information Technology Services in the Modern Business Era

Through the advancement of the modern technology, traditional way of doing your business has been enhanced in a better elevation. It has drastically advanced how the businesses function and operates online. As we all know, ecommerce and internet marketing is one of the prominent way of promoting your business's products and services.

Nowadays, through the products of technology like Macintosh, BlackBerry, Android, PDA's and many more, everyone is able to connect with their clients with great convenience. Information technology continuous to amaze people all over the globe in providing newly upgraded services. For businesses, IT Services plays a vital role in running their business because usually they utilize information technology products in running their business online, in storing database which can used to track prospective clients and above all, it is a cost efficient way of getting sales conversion and faster return on investment. Unlike before, IT Services allows entrepreneurs to launch their newly develop businesses through online schemes and utilizes diversified IT service resource in marketing and advertising their products.

To better understand the beneficial aspect of IT services in the lives of many business knights, let's tackle different advantages IT service can elicit in our modern age.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Human Face of Information Technology Disaster Recovery

Once upon a time efficiency was the primary driver for business investment in computer systems. Compared to paper based systems, computers had the edge and the investment seemed to be a no brainer. Some may argue that efficiency is still the driver for investment in technology today and they may well present a strong case for the affirmative. But there is a human element to every computer system, one that is easily forgotten until it is unavailable or desperately needed.

In January 2011 the state of Queensland, Australia, experienced wide spread flooding paralleled only by the devastating 1974 floods that still remain so fresh in many ageing Queenslanders' minds due to their intensity. Such was the severity of the disaster in 2011 that an area larger than the United Kingdom was declared a disaster zone. The entire state economy ground to a halt as peoples focus shifted dramatically from the everyday grind toward basic survival needs of just food, clean water and shelter.

The disaster unfolded so slowly it was painful, like a giant locomotive that you knew was approaching but could not stop. Approximately one week into the disaster the damage from the relentless downpour of water started to take its toll on technology and infrastructure. Services from the energy sector and the finance sector started failing or being deliberately shut down for safety reasons. Government services were put under immense pressure. Most people could not go to work because there was either an impenetrable physical water barrier or because of the hazards of travelling. This put an even greater strain on fragile services already on the brink and the system began to collapse.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Advantages of Information Technology

What is Information Technology

Information technology is the use and application of the computer system to process, manage and distribute information. Use of IT in this context involves both the hardware and software components.

Some major advantages of Information Technology in various areas are listed below:

Speed and Accuracy in information Processing

With the use of IT more work can be done by individuals, businesses, services and government organisations. Function enhancement programs such as word processors, database programs and spreadsheets can get work done in less time with increased accuracy and efficiency.

Global Social Interaction

IT has made global social and cultural interaction very simple. This is evident with the emergence and success of social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. More so, the use of information technology has eliminated language barriers with technologies such as language translators.

Entertainment

The introduction and use of high tech applications and gadgets such as iTunes, iPod and iPone has been revolutionary. Downloading, buying, playing and organising, music, videos, movies and TV shows has been made super easy and accessible. The gallant advancement of information technology through history puts the world in your palm with technologies such as iPad and Amazon Kindle.

Communication

The effect of information technology on universal communication is phenomenal. Telecommunication has gone beyond the use of basic technologies. With the advancement of the Internet and technologies such as VoIP (Voice over IP), organizations, businesses and individuals can communicate any time from different parts of the world through video and voice calls, web conferencing, seminars and virtual meetings.

Economic Advancement

A major step to global economic advancement is the removal of distance and time barriers brought about by the application of information technology to buying and selling of goods and services (e-commerce). E-commerce gave room for tiny, small and big business players to emerge. Interconnection of businesses is made painless. Thousands of local, national and international businesses and enterprises now have what is referred to as 'web presence' and can now reach wider audience.

Education

Education has gone far beyond the use of bricks and mortal classrooms or traditional blackboards. The world is now in the era of e-learning, using technologies such as VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments). Students can have access to all teaching materials and resources online; engage in virtual classrooms real time or asynchronously.

Health

The use of IT has led to an overall improvement in quality, safety and efficiency in the health care delivery system. The health care sector is positively impacted by the use of electronic health records, virtual healthcare team technologies, telemedicine, e-health grids and various specialist health care information systems.

Information technology had brought phenomenal changes to all aspect of life. The positive impact has been global and the change continues to grow exponentially. However, the disadvantages can not be ignored. A major menace brought about by IT is security and drastic reduction in privacy.

Lola Adegbulu has been involved in Internet study and free information distribution for over seven years. Check out the author's IT blog site and Information technology directory for free directory listing and ICT Knowledgebase articles and references.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Outsourcing Information Technology - The Advantages

In the business world today, companies that want to be competitive "MUST" be able to offer a very unique product, period. Outsourcing is the main key to keeping your business profitable. Information Technology (popularly referred to as IT) is undoubtedly a very important part of the company process that may need technical competencies that is way beyond the capacity of the present management. If this is the case with your company, then you will need to outsource your IT department to an outsourcing firm to help you manage your company's IT functions.

Here are a couple of reasons why outsourcing a much better choice for managing your company's Information Technology department, instead of maintaining an IT department in-house:

a. Enhanced Cost Management Controls

• Information Technology costs become much more visible because all the billable hours must of course be accounted for. Outsourcing firms are known to be very professional and are ready to give you a detailed account for all billable hours, you do not have to pay some worker who reports at the work, slacks off at his or her work station and still collects their pay check at the end of the week!

• Outsourced services are employed as at when the need arises, companies only get to pay for the services that they have actually used.

• An outsourced Information Technology department can really help to reduce expenses by using its vast knowledge base of different IT experts.

b. Improves Quality of Service

• Outsourced firms are known to make available to their clients performance reports and measurements.

• The effective communications between business tasks improves at every level and also make sure that Information Technology resources are not at all being misused.

• Outsourced firms are famous for providing 24/7 support at very reasonable prices.

• The outsourced employee tends to drive budgeting and planning improvements.

c. Staffing

• Recruitment levels can be quickly adapted to every client's requirement, therefore avoiding delays due to the following:

• Business expansion

• Economic downturns

• Attrition

• Information Technology consultants are well trained on the newest technologies.

• Retaining in-house technically qualified personnel is a very difficult when job opportunities out there are consistently changing.

• Your business can enjoy Information Technology support coverage without totally relying on just one or two key persons. If your business depends on only one key IT person; that means your business can be in trouble if your key man or woman decides to tell you those two words that a lot of employees are dying to say to the face of their bosses, and that is "I Quit!"