Tech or Treat: Top Tech-Inspired Halloween Costumes

by Emily Shore on October 30, 2017

Happy Halloween from Modis! Halloween is almost here and if you don’t have your costume yet, don’t panic. You’ll be sure to impress others and show off your nerdy side with these DIY costumes. Here are a few of our favorite tech-inspired Halloween costumes that you can create for yourself:

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How Phishing Could Happen to Anyone

by Modis on October 26, 2017

phishing attackWorking in the tech industry can give you a false sense of security about your security. Phishing emails are a regular occurrence in our line of work, and most are so obvious they don’t warrant a second thought.

But phishing emails have grown more sophisticated as internet users have become more aware, and it only takes a momentary lapse in attention for even the most tech-savvy person to fall victim.

These are some of the most common – and most effective – phishing techniques being used today.

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New Technology? 6 Old Technologies Renewed

by Modis on October 24, 2017

new technology created from old technologyThink there’s no use for old technology? Think again! New technology inventions have been happening more frequently for years now, but some of them are actually just a new spin on old beloved tech. We sifted through some of these exact scenarios and found some surprising new uses for the technologies of yesterday.

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Waste is no longer something to just dispose of. It is becoming an important tool in providing energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. From using waste as airplane fuel and providing home heating, to generating electricity and being integral to circular economies and smart cities, engineers all over the world are learning to look at waste in different ways.

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Leading Industry Bosses

by Modis on October 16, 2017

Working for a great boss can make all the difference between dreading rolling out of bed each morning and getting to the office with a smile on your face. With a strong leadership team setting the right tone to establish a positive and productive company culture, employees benefit from better engagement, stronger morale and a more fulfilling work experience. That’s why having an amazing team steering the ship is so vital to any company’s long-term success.

In celebration of Boss’s Day, we’d like to recognize a handful of top-notch tech leaders who are doing great work to help make pursuing careers in engineering, IT, and tech a happier, more fulfilling prospect.

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With the uptick in the economy, tech jobs are on the rise, making engineering a job-seeker’s market. To attract and retain top engineering talent in 2017 and beyond, employers must compete at higher levels than they have in the past.

Qualified engineers are looking for these nine things when assessing a new job.

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