Competency is defined as the ability to successfully complete your job. Core competencies are a collection of essential skills for a particular position. For information technology contractors who work with the federal government, being proficient in certain core competencies can lead to high-paying, long-term assignments.
The Department of Defense (DoD) directive 8570 was created for the purpose of providing guidance for the training and certification of DoD workers who are in charge of information assurance functions and reporting metrics. The directive's main influence falls on the individuals and agencies who have access to DoD information systems, but ever since its inception, the 8570 standard has represented a skill set whose certification is greatly regarded in the IT world.
Americans are dying for a paycheck. Not just figuratively, either. They are literally working themselves to death. And, in the process, they're slowly strangling productivity and profits.
According to the Mayo Clinic, stress leads to a long list of physical and emotional issues --headaches, fatigue, sleep problems, anxiety, and feelings of being overwhelmed. None of which are good for your employees or your bottom line.
Few words can inspire fear in a workplace like the word "change". An employee that hears their normal routine is going to be changing often gets worried about what that may mean for them and their future. It can be worrisome for them to not know what might be happening. This situation is where a great manager can shine and show their employees that workplace changes can be adjusted to relatively easily in the long run.
VMWare seems to be everywhere these days. With startups, established corporations, small businesses, and more are taking advantage of the benefits of virtualization, it's hard to imagine a business not using VMWare in some capacity. In fact, as many as 90 percent of organizations are believed to be using virtual machines.