This article is part of a series that helps you define, develop and execute a SMART strategy for achieving success in your Information Technology (business analyst, computer programmer, database developer, report writer, project manager, technical; writer, etc.) career.   How do you feel about your job? Happy, sad, depressed, frustrated, overwhelmed?  How you feel about your job matters because when you invest the prime time of you day (the first 8 hours) in a less than ideal

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This article is part of a series that helps you define, develop and execute a SMART strategy for achieving success in your Information Technology (business analyst, computer programmer, database developer, report writer, project manager, technical; writer, etc.) career.   Your Information Technology (IT) career success depends on you doing work that utilizes your strengths, passion, interests, skills and abilities which also means that building a career around your weaknesses is not in

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The Top Database Management Software (Free Ebook) for Business

A database management software (DBMS) provides a business with the ability to aggregate or fetch data from different homogenous / heterogeneous data sources, save/store the data, sort, filter and/or classify/categorize the data, query or search the data for specific information or patterns and trends that are of interest to your business.   There are lots of database management systems out there, each with its own strengths and weakness. With this in mind, when choosing a
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I am a 50 year old female and I just started attending college to receive my BS in IT with concentration in Database Management.   Please be very honest with me.   Am I too old for this industry?   Is it worth receiving this degree?   I have no experience in this field and I have been a housewife for nearly 30 years.   What do you think?

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Can you tell me the names of some of the companies that hire Data Analysts?   Usually the qualifications for getting hired are either experience or college education and in my case, I have neither! I am afraid I would not get looked at for an oppurtunity. 

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Hi, I seem to be the odd one out - when searching the web for information, I find evidence that many developers want to move to a business analyst (BA role), but haven't seen anything about making the reverse transition.   These days, I am finding that I just don't get much satisfaction from what I've been doing as a BA and would like to be more hands-on and have a more direct feeling of accomplishing something.   I have a bachelor's degree, and have past experience with C

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Learning how to automate a business will improve your marketability because business owners, employers or Information Technology (IT) managers have an ongoing need to streamline business processes, reduce operational costs or increase marketing and sales revenue ... needs that are directly addressed by business process automation skills, experience or expertise! Automating a business requires a broad, cross-functional set of IT professionals including business analysts, software

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I'm an engineer and I analyze a lot of data to determine the causes of manufacturing failures. I've been writing small SQL queries and analyzing the data. However, most Data Analyst job openings require specific industry experience and all my experience is in the semiconductor industry. There are no semiconductor companies where I'm looking for a job. Do you have any ideas how I can get a company to look at my resume when I don't have experience in that industry?

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Here is the "burning question" or "challenge" facing my career today ... I do not know where to start. An Information Technology (IT) degree takes a long time and is expensive at age 48 to start. I need advice on where to start and how to get training. I have Management experience, customer service and sales experience. Please help ... Can I get an Information Technology (IT) job without any experience especially at my age (48 years)?

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