The DPP Blog

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IT Employment Tops Milestone 5 Million Mark

Alexandria, VA, November 10, 2015 – The number of IT jobs grew 0.2 percent sequentially last month to 5,003,400, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has grown by 4.0% since October 2014 adding 194,200 IT workers. The rate […]

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Employee Spotlight: Roger Blau

The spotlight this month shines on a member of DPP‘s executive team: Roger Blau, Vice President of Operations. The definition of “Operations” is very fluid, as you’ll read. Roger is civic-minded, and has been active in the South Carolina State Museum Foundation, the American Heart Association, JDRF, and the United Way of the Midlands Tocqueville Society. […]

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When Mother Nature Wreaks Havoc: Hurricane Preparedness

Living in the South, we are blessed with good friends, deep family connections, amazing regional cuisine and some pretty amazing year-round weather. One can typically travel from the mountains to the coast in three hours. One of the drawbacks to living in the South is the annual hurricane season that begins June 1st and continues through […]

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Talking About Cyberbullying

School is back in session (yea!) and kids are out there being kids. We’d like our kids to have positive social interactions, and usually they do. But it seems like on every playground and in every cafeteria, there are bullies.Bullies. You remember them. Sometimes the schoolyard bully was obvious, fitting the stereotype of big kid […]

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Happy SysAdmin Day 2014!

In just a few short days, it will be SysAdmin Appreciation Day. Are you ready? Of course you are! But just in case… Friday, July 25 is the 15th annual day of giving the nod to our system administrators.  Those are the people who keep your network alive, your servers backed up, your computers virus-free. […]

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5 Things to Do While You’re Unemployed

Unemployment is something most people rarely plan for. Besides building a healthy bank account, and maintaining an active network of peers, there is often little you can do to prepare for unexpected unemployment and its aftermath. Getting that pink slip and being shown to the door is like getting a punch in the gut. It […]

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How to Land a Job as a Donkey in a Circus

Congratulations, new graduates! No more classes, no more tests! Time to head to the beach, soak up some rays, ride some waves. You deserve it, right? Interlude I’m sure you remember the story of Pinocchio¹ and his excursion to Toyland (Pleasure Island, for those who’ve only seen the movie). If not, here’s a brief recap: […]

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Why Memorial Day

Memorial Day is celebrated in America the last Monday of May each year. While most of us look forward to Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer, we tend to forget the true significance of the day. During the Civil War, America experienced the greatest loss of lives than during any other war in […]

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Lilacs, Lightsabers & Towels: A Celebration

What do lilacs, lightsabers and towels have to do with each other? If you know the answer without Googling it, then you should fly your Geek Flag proudly on May 25th. If you’re a bit confused, don’t panic. Keep calm, and read on. And if you don’t think you’re a geek, stick with us anyway. […]

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Your Resume Tells Your Story. Make it a blockbuster!

The competition is stiff. Hiring managers and recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes for a handful of positions. A human scanning through a stack of resumes looks for college degrees, certifications, job titles, typos – trying to winnow out good applicants in a minimal amount of time. Seven seconds. Or, your resume may go through […]

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Do Passwords Make Your Heart Bleed?

The verdict is still out on the extent of the damage caused by the Heart bleed bug. The bug has been called “catastrophic”, the “bug that broke the Internet”, and the worst vulnerability in the history of the Internet. Fixing it will be a “herculean task”. While system admins have been hustling to push fixes […]

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