It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Oh wait… I just accidentally had my Google Glass load images of Superman! Oops! If only I knew how to clear the screen. I’ll ask Siri, she’ll know!It’s really exciting to be alive in this day and age! Technology has grown and developed so rapidly over the past few decades, that’s it’s become astounding to look back and see how we even managed to find something as simple as a place to buy milk 20 years ago! Do you remember that canvas tote bag of maps you kept of every place you’ve ever been to? Do you remember that Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia you purchased volume by volume at your local supermarket each week as they became available? Do you remember that strange feeling you had when you realized you no longer needed these things anymore? That’s the greatness of technology! Technology has continued to empower us to find information we need (or we really don’t need but are too curious to stop clicking) in a micro fraction of the amount of time it would have taken us through paper maps and Funk & Wagnalls. Computers, tablets, smart phones, smart watches, smart glasses, and smart printers! Is it too late to say “oh my!”?Technology in general has literally revolutionized the world, and so many of us have stories about a piece of technology that has changed our lives forever. But there is one piece of technology in particular that helped mobilize the way we live our lives-the smartphone. Approximately 46% of adults in this country use a smart phone on a daily basis, and the millions of apps available to download can give anyone the ability to feel super human! One app, Waze, encourages other smartphone users to join forces to help fight traffic. Getting home without sitting in a traffic jam… now that’s super! Another app, Evernote, helps you organize your life, your lists, research and more! The part that really makes this app super is its ability to synch with other devices. So now the meeting prep list you organized automatically goes to your co-worker without you having to email it. Improving work and home efficiency? Sounds like superhero powers to me!Now, let’s say you are out to eat with some friends, and a conversation comes up about a movie starring “that person.” You know, that person from that other thing that has that guy in it! We’ve all been in a conversation that desperately needs some professional referencing help! Hello smartphone! With your superhero powers, you can quickly search for answers using Google, or IMDB, or any other reference tool, and save the day (or at least the dinner conversation)!Personally, as a mother to a young child, my smartphone often makes me feel like a superhero when I leave the house with my son. From quickly finding videos, music, or playing silly games for young ones, having a smartphone keeps my rambunctious boy from running amuck in a waiting room, complaining that I’m taking too long at a store, or from getting into some mischievous trouble while waiting in long lines at the supermarket.The technology of today often looks like the gadgets you saw your favorite superhero use in comic books or on TV. Let’s take Google Glass for example. I recently read an article about how Google Glass is paving the way for the future of superhuman vision. This device enables you to see it in the dark and navigate through a map that follows you in real time. While wearing Google Glass, you can video chat with a person and enable them to see everything you are seeing in real time. I’d like to think that if Superman was wearing Google Glass when he flew Lois Lane around the skies of Metropolis, that he would have stayed in the air a bit longer knowing he wouldn’t get lost!As we all get ready for our travel adventures this summer, whether a travel destination or a day trip, I imagine you won’t be leaving home without your mobile superhero technology! Let’s face it, looking up a map on your phone is a lot less complicated than trying to fold the paper map sitting in the trunk of your car! And, of course, storing videos on a mobile device is less cumbersome than packing a bag of DVDs for the road. Although, you could always bring that Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia set if you don’t feel like referencing all the historical landmarks you drive past using your smartphone!IT Radix is excited about the future of technology and how it enhances our experiences and makes us all feel like superheroes… you should be too!
Have you ever considered what our society would be like without the assistance of information technology? If we go back one hundred years, would we be able to survive without computers? These static plastics have made such a tremendous impact on our daily lives that trepidation overtakes us at the mere thought of not having them.According to Wikipedia, “When computer and communications technologies are combined, the result is information technology.” We have become so accustom to them dominating our lives, we certainly take advantage of the fact that we do not even have to leave the privacy of our homes to run the simplest errands. No longer do we have to stand in tedious lines to pay our bills; www. does it with a click. Is it time for new clothes, furniture, or a washing machine? No fuss. Choose the best price, brand, or color, enter your credit card information, and you are practically done.See how information technology has given independence and self-esteem to the elderly and the physically challenged. Busy, active parents do not have to go off to college and leave kids with auntie or grandma. Information technology now allows them the ability to enjoy it all; continue earning their weekly/ monthly salary, play their roles within the family, and earn their degrees as the kids drift off to sleep. Some individuals take it a step further by searching for jobs and eventually working at home with the help of these stationary devices.Secondly, security and many life-saving methods have also been developed with the help of computers. Companies have installed alarm systems that are attached to computers, housed at their offices. The first detection of smoke or fire alerts the representatives at the offices, who in turn immediately alert the fire department. The same goes for burglar alarms for any entry into a secured property without proper passwords; the alarm sounds and reps. quickly have law enforcements on the scene in a matter of minutes. Think of the elderly who wears their “life alert’ around their necks enabling breathing problems or falls to be easily detected from the other end with just the press of a button.Just as important, meteorologists can track storms and hurricanes weeks before landfall. This alerts us of the severity and the exact areas that are more likely to be impacted, giving civilians ample time to prepare by storing food and water, reinforce their homes, and make appropriate plans for family, animals, and valuable properties. Additionally, a baby’s stage of development is tracked from the time of conception to delivery. Imagine looking into a mother’s tummy seeing baby’s length, weight, and heartbeat before he/she takes flight, almost sounds farce.Finally, information technology has allowed law enforcements to minimize, solve, and even prevent crimes. Many rental companies, for example, have tracking devices on their vehicles that, with the help of computers, can detect their exact whereabouts if they are stolen. Missing or wanted individuals can also be tracked similarly, once they are on the phone for at least a few seconds. Detectives represent the dead by revealing how, when, where, and by whom their lives were taken. A fingerprint or a strand of hair could be all it takes to make the dead speak and put a criminal behind bars.Therefore, when we speak of computers and technology, we speak of their endless uses and limitless opportunities in terms of entertainment they provide, health maximized, and lives enhanced and lengthened. These machines have become family members.
Hence it makes perfect sense for a company to work with an IT staffing agency when it needs to find the best-of-the-breed IT professionals for its vacant positions. Though IT recruitment companies provide a wide range of staffing options, a staffing company can add real value by providing permanent staffing.Why work with a staffing firm?If a company is struggling to fill in a vacant position and doesn’t know how to post a vacancy advertisement to attract real talent, or if it feels it does not have time for posting advertisements, weeding through resumes – it is best to work with information technology staffing firms. They not only assure to find candidates faster, but also assure good technological and psychological acumen of a candidate to promote a healthy work atmosphere.Online Job Portals vs. Staffing FirmsThough there are online job portals that work as a meeting place for companies and IT professionals, these portals often lack the insight of an experienced recruiter. An IT recruiter has years of experience in recruiting candidates. He knows how to judge the technical knowledge of a candidate. He also understands that technological knowledge is not enough for a productive work culture. It is also important to judge the mentality of a candidate for a healthy working environment.Staffing firms find candidates fasterIT recruitment agencies can also help in finding talent within strict time limits. If a company needs to have an IT professional on board within a certain time, it is better to work with a staffing agency. IT staffing companies usually have a large pool of pre-screened IT talent. Once they get a request, they try to match the request with one of their pre-screened candidates. This helps them to find candidates faster. A boutique employment company, on the other hand, does not usually maintain such a pool and so it may take time to find the right candidate.Ensures quality of candidatesInformation technology staffing firms also have specialized recruiters for specific technologies. Even when a company is looking for candidates for relatively newer technologies like PeopleSoft or SharePoint, it is not surprising to find an IT staffing agency with a recruiter who has specialized knowledge in this technology. He can successfully assess candidates for these technologies thus assuring companies about any candidate that they recruit through an agency. Each candidate is properly assessed and evaluated.Can find replacements fasterAn IT staffing company plays a very important role in replacement staffing. Suppose a crucial resource decides to leave a project in the middle and a business has to find a replacement as soon as possible. An IT staffing firm is an absolute necessity in situations like this. It can help find the right candidate faster than anybody else. They can also be relied on to be discreet when a company is looking to replace a resource they plan to let go.
In order for businesses to operate at full capacity they need their computer systems to work properly and remain secure. Information technicians are needed to manage and maintain these systems. Acquiring accredited educational training in information technology can be done through various schools and colleges. The field of information technology allows students to enter specific careers, which is only possible after gaining an appropriate education.The workability, security, and availability of an organization’s technological resources are the main focal point of this industry. Professionals spend hours working with business technologies to provide usable interfaces, which can include databases, networks, applications, and digital systems. Students have many opportunities for educational training. Training options include:Certificate Programs
Associates Degree Programs
Bachelors Degree Programs
Masters Degree Programs
Doctorates Degree ProgramsEach level of training prepares students to accomplish specific and detailed oriented tasks. Information technology schools and colleges also offer students the chance to work through programs with a concentration. Popular concentrations include computer information science and information security. Students should explore career opportunities to choose the best educational training for their professional goals.When completing an undergraduate degree program students can expect to gain a strong foundational understanding of the field. Computer operating, information, and programming systems are emphasized inside certificate programs. Training is broad and focuses on preparing students to install, manage, and operate different systems. Students often complete certificate programs to decide on which area of the field they would like to specialize in. Depending on the program students learn about computer science through course topics such as programming, project management, and database development. Associates degree programs also highly focus on the field as a whole to prepare students for a wide range of jobs. Technical communications, management systems, and network design principles are main areas of study. Students gain the skills needed to create, install, and maintain computer networks.A majority of students start their education at the bachelor’s degree level. Educational training centers on the ability to develop, maintain, and configure a wide range of technologies. This service is utilized by organizations to manage their informational resources. Courses prepare students to solve technical problems and assist company users with technological needs. A wide range of subjects explore professional duties, which include studies in digital media publishing, networking, and application development. Through a typical 120 credit hour program students can step into careers as database managers, quality assurance analysts, and computer security specialists.Graduate training programs explore advanced topics along with management techniques to prepare students for leadership positions inside their careers. Inside a master’s degree program management techniques and technology are examined. Through courses on multimedia, security, risk management, and operation system application, students gain strategic and operational management skills. To become high-level researchers, specialists, and professors a doctorate program is required. Global, finance, and organizational technology issues are explored in depth giving students advanced knowledge of the field.This industry is growing continually as technology increasingly becomes more of an integral part to the information of businesses and organizations. Students can step into lucrative and satisfying careers once accredited educational training is completed. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges ( http://www.accsc.org/ ) is approved to fully accredited higher learning programs that offer quality preparation and coursework.DISCLAIMER: Above is a GENERIC OUTLINE and may or may not depict precise methods, courses and/or focuses related to ANY ONE specific school(s) that may or may not be advertised at PETAP.org.Copyright 2010 – All rights reserved by PETAP.org.