Careers in Tech: Changing Paths

The internet is awash in statistics about how many times you’ll change jobs during your working life. But what if there was a career where changing jobs was a good thing? Information Technology (IT) is an incredibly broad field in terms of the skills and experience needed to build solutions that satisfy customers.

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The Biggest Change to the 2020 Scrum Guide Is What Isn’t There

For close to two decades, teams practicing the Scrum software development methodology have been asking and answering the 3 Questions defined in the Scrum Guide. With the latest revision to the Guide, however, the 3 Questions have been removed to reduce confusion and better highlight the focus of the Daily Scrum: achieving the Sprint Goal.

Spring Cleaning Your Tech

iWorks’ Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Technology

The time of year is upon us when individuals and families alike come together to clean every nook and cranny of their homes and go through their belongings with a fine-tooth comb – otherwise known as spring cleaning.

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Post-Pandemic Knowledge Work: Remote and Loving It

Organizations have, over the years, had a tumultuous relationship with employees working from home. It’s often a large-scale disaster or unforeseen event that causes changes to those expectations and policies. In early 2010, the US federal government realized it had a problem when several feet of snow blanketed the east coast, shutting down the Washington DC Metro area and brought everything to a halt.

World Back Up Day

It’s Time to Back It Up: Celebrating World Backup Day

To avoid losing your most important information, backing up your data should become a regular practice. Join the many who are pledging to backup their important information on World Backup Day, March 31, 2021

IT specialist protecting data on IT severs.

Why Information Security is Critical to an Organization

Everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. People aren’t working and interacting face-to-face as they once were, and millions of people around the globe are learning to work and go to school remotely. From the perspective of computer security, the transition to remote work has raised important concerns about the security of information systems that we use. As more Information is available to us online, it becomes equally important to protect and secure it. There is an increasing need for everyone to understand the importance of information security and take proactive steps to address it.

Highlights the year 2021

New Year, Continued Opportunity for Growth

2020 brought changes and challenges to us at iWorks, including adjusting to a fully remote workspace. Yet, with change came opportunities for growth – and iWorks rose to the occasion.

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iWorks’ Tips for Technical Writers and Editors

The Technical Writers and Editors at iWorks work across projects, agencies, and departments. We collated our top tips and resources from our varied experiences to benefit our peers currently in the field, as well as those who want to enter the field.

Illustration of a student learning virtually via Zoom webinar window.

iWorks Employees Provide Advice on Balancing Work & Virtual Learning

Many of us are now working from home and experiencing a new wave of working with (and around) virtual technologies. As a company and as individuals we are learning how to best relate to virtual colleagues while experimenting with virtual collaboration. For working parents, virtual work has its own specific challenges. To stay focused and avoid burnout, we recommend the following tips based on our own employee’s experiences.

Detail of “The Tower of Babel” by M.C. Escher

iWorks’ Tips for Successful Agile Communication

With Agile, and other iterative methodologies, the traditional roles of a team have been replaced with a single role: team member. A team must still collectively possess all the skills needed to complete its work, but the traditional silos and handoffs are eliminated.