SWC Best Practices: Closing the Midmarket IT Talent Gap

SWC Best Practices: Closing the Midmarket IT Talent Gap I think one of the challenges a lot of midmarket companies face is that we are in an extremely competitive market for IT talent. According to a Dice 2014 hiring survey, Chicago is the sixth toughest place in the U.S. to recruit tech talent. Watch my best practices video to learn more about how SWC is helping midmarket organizations close the IT talent gap through managed services. A lot of midmarket companies are struggling to find IT talent and the reality is: 40% of firms planning to hire or have had openings for six months or more because they cannot find the ideal candidate – McKinsey & Company 64% of companies have positions for which they often cannot find qualified applicants – McKinsey & Company Two thirds of IT employees say they are “confident that they can find a new, better” job sometime this year – Dice Salary Survey Equal to compensation the largest motivator provided to IT … [Continue reading]

R You Looking to Integrate with Tableau?

Chadd Dotzenrod SWC Technology Partners

R You Looking to Integrate with Tableau? R is a popular (and free) statistical language for predicative analytics and advanced statistical analysis that integrates into the Tableau business intelligence platform. On September 4th, I will be leading a free webinar that will give you an introduction to R and Tableau integration. I encourage you … [Continue reading]

Why Should I Upgrade to Microsoft Lync 2013?

Author Stephen Przybysz SWC Technology Partners

Why Should I Upgrade to Microsoft Lync 2013? So you’re still running Microsoft Lync 2010 in your environment. Why not? Just because Microsoft comes out with a new version of a product, why should you upgrade? Read my blog on to learn more. The upgrade argument has been heard in IT over and over again. It’s as old as dirt. What am I going … [Continue reading]

SWC Best Practices: What Industries Are Facing the Most Security Issues?

Tommy Montgomery SWC Technology Partners

SWC Best Practices: What Industries Are Facing the Most Security Issues? Are there certain industries facing more security issues than others? Watch my best practices video to learn more about today’s security threats and what your organization can do to keep your data safe and stay ahead of the bad guys. People may think certain … [Continue reading]

Ask SWC: What Are Some New Features of Tableau 8.2?

Author Rachael Narel SWC Technology Partners

Ask SWC: What Are Some New Features of Tableau 8.2? We are really excited about the launch of Tableau 8.2. The product’s new release has a lot of great features and updates that will help users more effectively discover and communicate business intelligence insights. Watch my “Ask SWC” video blog to learn more. Tableau 8.2 has a lot … [Continue reading]