HealthCare.gov the Second Time Around: Will the Website Handle the Traffic This Time?

Millions of Americans watched in eager anticipation as late last year, the federal health insurance marketplace’s website HealthCare.gov came online. As the centerpiece of President Obama’s plan to overhaul the healthcare system in America, the marketplace was supposed to allow for those millions of citizens who are either uninsured or underinsured to quickly and conveniently […]

Speak Human! Should IT Workers Learn to Speak to the Layperson?

As an IT professional, you are one of the busiest employees at any organization.  Not only do you multitask problem solving for issues that come in at unpredictable rates, but you must find time to maintain current technology while planning for the future.  There is not a lot of time to develop professional skills outside […]

Did the U.S. Government Learn Anything From the ACA Website Failure?

Healthcare.gov, the website designed to help consumers compare and purchase health insurance as a part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, officially launched on October 1, 2013. The site was immediately plagued by serious problems that made it difficult for many users to navigate. In the months that followed, the Obama administration fought hard to […]

What is the Growth Potential for IT Jobs and Data Center Specialists Over the Next 10 Years?

While unemployment rates have eased slightly as of late (falling under 6% for the first time since 2008), the effects of the recent recession are still felt in numerous industries. As a result, many workers are seeking recession-proof opportunities in job markets exhibiting continuous growth. The IT industry is one such market that has offered […]

Connecting With Free Online Cybersecurity Tools and Educational Resources

Many of the major data breaches of 2014 affected large businesses and corporations, though a number of small- and medium-sized businesses also experienced malicious attacks on company data. Regional chains, municipal government agencies, and even non-profit organizations have had to tighten their security protocols in order to prevent similar breaches from occurring. A whole new […]

The Four Easy Steps to Getting Your Website Back Online Quickly When Your Host Goes Down

Everyone with a comprehensive website has experienced that nightmare moment when the server goes down on their website. If you operate an online business, having your website go down for even a few moments can completely ruin your sales, so it is important to make sure that you have a through plan of attack once […]

Where Is the Next Generation of IT and Data Geniuses?

The United States currently hosts the top institutions for higher education in technology and engineering. However, institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California Berkley, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) do not exclusively teach an American student population. Trends in international student mobility and immigration laws have a substantial […]

Is the Next Cloud Storage Evolution Here?

Cloud computing is a ubiquitous concept these days, with many major tech companies offering some form of cloud storage to consumers. Unlike other methods, cloud storage allows users to store a host of data remotely. This option is far more convenient, as it allows easy retrieval from any device that can access the internet. As […]

Is Cloud Storage the Pinnacle of Technology? What’s Next, if Anything?

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When it was first introduced into public servers, the cloud was a mysterious entity that confused the general public, but it did not take long for people to see its advantages. Cloud storage and computing has made significant changes to the way people use their computing devices and the way companies do business. One question […]