June Jobs Report: New Jobs Added to Tech Industry

by Katie Brock on July 7, 2017

National Jobs ReportThe unemployment rate shifted in June, changing by 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent. A total of 222,000 jobs were created during the month, an increase from the number of jobs created in May. The tech unemployment rate remains lower than the national unemployment rate, depicting a positive outlook for the future of IT.

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asteroids in our solar systemOn June 30th, 1908, scientists believe a small asteroid exploded over Tunguska in Siberia, devastating 800 square miles. The destruction was caused by an object entering the earth’s atmosphere at 9 to 19 miles a second and exploding some 6 miles above Tunguska, releasing the equivalent energy of 185 Hiroshima nuclear bombs and flattening trees in a 30-mile radius.

June 30th is now celebrated annually as Asteroid Day. The goal of the day is to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the earth in order to prevent an event similar to the Tunguska incident from occurring again.

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Modis Detroit - Branch of the Year - builds strong business relationshipsWhether you’re drumming up new business or fostering existing ties, there’s one thing that holds true: business is built on relationships. “Without relationships, you’re just another supplier,” says Carl Lucke, Vice President of Modis in Detroit. His team in Detroit has become a pillar in their community as a result of their investment in making and maintaining relationships, helping them achieve the title of Large Branch of the Year for Modis.

Why do relationships in your local community matter and how can you build them? We talked to Carl’s team to find out.

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wearable technology changing healthcareThis year’s Internet Trends report highlighted healthcare technology for the first time. Analyst Mary Meeker noted the impact that cloud computing has had on the market, crediting the cloud with the recent surge in wearables and apps. Meeker also noted that this trend is changing healthcare research and patient data accessibility, specifically with wearable technology.

Here are some highlights from the report.

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The Importance of Team Building

by Modis on June 23, 2017

It’s not every day that two teams join forces with the same goal, but that’s something our team in Laurel, Maryland, successfully navigated in 2016 when our IT and engineering teams were given the opportunity to work together. How do you encourage two teams with diverse backgrounds to meld as one and collaborate? We talked to our two Managing Directors in our Laurel office, Mike Majoros and Kernan Kelly, to find out how team building helped them grow their business and land the title of Modis Branch of the Year.

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6 Companies That Will Pay You to Hack

by Modis on June 22, 2017

computer security hack unlockedNintendo recently offered a handsome reward to hackers that can find Switch security flaws. Nintendo wants to find security holes before anyone else. This way, the company can prevent pirated copies of Switch games. This is not the first time that Nintendo has offered a hacking reward – the company did so previously with the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo uses the Hacker One website to obtain software security information and to pay hackers. The San Francisco-based platform has a roster of more than 800 corporate clients. Many of those clients have paid out thousands to hackers. The site is used by a plethora of companies, including Yahoo, Adobe, Twitter, Dropbox, Nintendo, and others.

Here’s a list of companies paying top-dollar to skilled hackers.

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