Every week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on IT salaries, a few things IT departments should stop doing, Chrome extensions, and more. I hope you find them useful:
6 things your IT department should stop doing today
These days, IT departments play a vital role to the success of a business. The problem is, many IT departments are stuck handling time-wasting tasks that keep them from more important projects. While the article makes some good points, I’d like to add a thought to the 4th item: The “build-vs-buy” decision isn’t always cut and dried. I know of some IT departments who can build a solution faster than it would take to buy and install a pre-built solution. If you’d like to read more on the subject, this article goes into a little more detail.
2012 IT Salary Survey
Computerworld recently published the results of their 2012 IT Salary Survey. The good news: Salaries are up. The bad news: So is the workload. IT professionals are being asked to do more with less, and keep their skills current at the same time.
Cretaceous Cobol Can Spawn Jurassic Java
Over the years, programming paradigms have shifted from a procedural to an object oriented structure. This means that converting old code to modern code leaves you with the same outdated application structure. True application modernization requires a change in code as well as application structure. If you’d like to learn more, this whitepaper goes into even further details on this topic.
18 essential chrome extensions for web development
If you use the Chrome browser and do any sort of web application development, here are some very useful extensions that just might make your life easier.