MDI Phoenix Supports Arizona IT Women’s Network

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1975214_10203650868260009_966113238962552081_nMDI Group Phoenix sponsors and supports monthly events for the Arizona IT Women’s Network. These events bring some of Arizona’s top female IT professionals together from a wide variety of organizations, while also providing an environment that is conducive for exchanging views and discussing challenges and information from today’s IT industry.

The most recent event in April, presented by Adam Green and Travis Becker of SEGI, covered Power Management/Monitoring & Air-Isolation (Passive Cooling & Containment). Read more

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003

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As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 products. Has your organization migrated to newer platforms?

Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle Policy stipulated that products would be supported for 10 years after their initial release. Now that the 10 years are almost up, users must migrate. Remaining on unsupported versions of Windows and Office could expose organizations to risks associated with security and compliance as well as a lack of independent software vendor (ISV) and hardware manufacturers support. Read more

Blink News – April 2014

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FEATURE 

Dissatisfaction with IT Grows

MDespite the strategic importance of IT being recognized and increases in investments, overall satisfaction with internal IT organizations is down according to a new global survey by McKinsey & Company. What’s the toughest challenge for IT teams?

 

TECH FACT OF THE MONTH 

The World Wide Web Turns 25

In the spring of 1989, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal for a more effective CERN communication system. That proposal became the blueprint for the World Wide Web and made him its official inventor.

 

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The World Wide Web Turns 25

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In the spring of 1989, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal for a more effective CERN communication system. That proposal became the blueprint for the World Wide Web and made him its official inventor.

Berners-Lee is now the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web’s continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Read more

Dissatisfaction with IT Grows

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perplexedNow more than ever, the strategic importance of IT is being recognized within all kinds of organizations. However there’s a problem. Business leaders are becoming more dissatisfied with IT’s inability to lead the way toward product and service innovation. As a result, executives want to spend less on IT operations and infrastructure and shift resources to revenue-producing areas.

The trend of dissatisfaction with IT is documented by the eighth annual McKinsey & Company Global IT Survey, which asks respondents about their company’s priorities for technology spending and use, as well as satisfaction with IT performance and effectiveness. Read more

Blink News – March 2014

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FEATURE 

Quality Matters Most to Buyers of IT Staffing Services

MDI Group announces its IT Staffing Services Use & Preferences study results. See the results and infographic.

 

 

TECH FACT OF THE MONTH 

The Computer Virus Turns 30

In 1984, Fred Cohen of the University of Southern California published the first paper describing a coded program that could replicate and infect other machines, which he called a “computer virus.” What’s the worst computer virus ever?

 

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Quality Matters More Than Responsiveness or Price to Buyers of IT Staffing Services

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IT Staffing Use and Preferences

MDI Group Announces IT Staffing Services Use & Preferences Study Results 

March 5, 2014 (ATLANTA) – MDI Group, a leading national IT staffing and recruiting services provider, announced today the results of its IT Staffing Services Use & Preferences study conducted in Q4 of 2013. The study interviewed IT managers, directors, VPs and CIOs from MDI Group’s current client base as well as mid-sized to Fortune 500 organizations across the country that do not currently work with the company.

One of the study’s defining questions asked respondents to rank in order of importance four criteria that are commonly used for evaluating the services of an IT staffing provider: Quality, Price, Responsiveness and Ability to Support Multiple IT Skill Sets. Quality was ranked as the most important criteria by 72 percent of the respondents and was favored by more than two-to-one over the other three criteria overall. Read more

The Computer Virus Turns 30

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Frederick B. Cohen

Frederick B. Cohen

In 1984, Fred Cohen of the University of Southern California published the first paper describing a coded program that could replicate and infect other machines, which he called a “computer virus.” Read more

MDI Group Partners with HeroBox to Support Our Troops

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HB2February 27, 2014 (ATLANTA) – MDI Group (MDI), a leading national IT staffing and recruiting services provider, partnered with HeroBox, Inc. to provide physical items and moral support of United States military personnel deployed overseas. As a company, MDI Group sponsored and assembled 100 HeroBoxes that were shipped to soldiers stationed at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Read more

BNSF Technology Awareness Day

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BNSFMDI Group recently participated in the 15th annual BNSF Technology Awareness Day. BNSF’s Technology Awareness Day is part of the National Black Family Technology Awareness Week that aims to “promote significant minority achievement in engineering, science and technology.” As one of BNSF’s technology partners, MDI Group illustrated the importance of technology in the current workplace to over 200 local Tarrant County high school students and demonstrated how this technology allows applicants to apply to MDI IT jobs through devices such as tablets and mobile phones. Read more