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The Next Great Shortage of Top Tech Talent

Unemployment might be low right now, but no matter how you look at it, there’s a shortage of top tech talent (and the skills gap is widening). In fact, according to CareerBuilder, as much as 60% of employers continue to struggle to fill job vacancies within three months. While this already sounds like a considerable challenge, research suggests that things are only going to get worse.

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Seven Programming Languages Best Suited For eCommerce Solution Development

eCommerce has evolved significantly over the past decade and is expected to surpass $4 trillion in retail and e-commerce sales by 2020, according to IBM. There are a lot of Content Management Systems (CMS), hosted solutions, and plugins freely available for you to set up your online retail presence.

Top 5 Tools for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Development

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is the recreation of human knowledge forms by machines, particularly PC systems. These procedures incorporate learning (the obtaining of data and standards for utilizing the data), thinking (utilizing guidelines to arrive at rough or positive resolutions) and self-correction.
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10 Canadian Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

The Canadian tech ecosystem is booming with startups regularly attracting some serious investment. Many of these young companies are also showing that they can overcome early challenges and grow both revenue and personnel.

How to Interview a MEAN Stack Developer

So you’re looking to hire a MEAN stack developer for your bootstrap startup or established company and you’re going to conduct the interviews yourself. What questions should you ask to identify the candidate that will be a good fit for your team and project?

KRACK Attacks: What You Should Do to Protect Your Business Data

The vulnerability named KRACK or  WPA2 Key Reinstallation Attack was first discovered last year, and it came as a huge surprise to everyone. It was primarily a glitch that affected all WPA and WPA2 protocols that secure WiFi networks.

Restaurants Under Attack: How Do You Prevent It?

After targeting government agencies, healthcare institutions, banks, and the maritime industry, bad actors have now turned their attention to restaurants. Last month, the Canadian company Recipe Unlimited (formerly Cara Operations), announced that they were experiencing a “malware outbreak” that caused partial network outage and disrupted operations at several locations.

Maritime Security: Preventing Cyber Attacks in Ports

A few days ago, the Port of San Diego was hit by a ransomware cyber attack that affected its IT systems and administrative functions. The incident didn’t interfere with regular seaport operations and public safety, but caused disruptions in business services.