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Weekly recap: 15 most coveted programming skills, why IT projects fail, and more…

EducationEvery 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 coveted programming skills, why IT projects fail, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Why tech projects fail: 5 unspoken reasons
Why do tech projects fail? While I recently covered this topic from a development standpoint, this article provides some additional insight for IT projects in general from the viewpoint of a longtime IT executive. It’s well worth a read.

15 programming skills most coveted by employers
Keeping your skills current is one of the most difficult aspects of working in IT. Rapidly-changing tech trends demand that IT professionals pick up new skills at an ever-increasing pace. Unfortunately, this creates a problem for many companies. They need their current staff to maintain their current applications, but they can’t afford to bring in the skills necessary for modern applications. If your company faces this problem, here’s one way around it. Interestingly enough, m-Power can help you with the top 4.

BYOD emerges as ‘New Normal’ for mobile generation
At a recent tech conference, many attendees mentioned the same issue: Users want to use their own devices in the workplace. Our advice: Use mobile web apps. Why? They’re simpler and more secure. One mobile web app works on all platforms, and doesn’t store data on the device itself.

Top eight application performance landmines
Slow web applications can frustrate your users or even drive them away. Unfortunately, there’s no single reason that causes decreased application performance. If you’re dealing with this problem, this article lists some of the most common culprits.