Tony Sherwood

Tony is responsible for global sales, alliances & delivery, focusing on expanding the CyberSearch name throughout the corporate world. He has extensive experience selling solutions and services across broad IT portfolios and virtually all types of enterprise software offerings. He has successfully established staffing partnerships with some of the largest consulting firms in the world, as well as with other industry leaders in Financial Services, Higher Education, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, and Energy. Prior to joining CyberSearch, Tony began his career in 1996 at Motorola where he rose through the ranks to Sr. Project Manager, responsible for the Latin American wireless infrastructure.

Exploring the Intersection of Business Intelligence and Data Security

Business intelligence strategy has ushered in a new era for organizations the world over. A strong focus on data analysis has business leaders enjoying reduced costs, increased efficiency, and all-around better decision-making. When previously unheard-of ROI is touted in headlines regularly, it sparks more businesses to follow suit and jump on the BI movement. However, many do so without considering the full implications of business intelligence on data security. [···]

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Exploring the Future of Salesforce

When it comes to cloud computing and CRM there is typically one name that comes to mind first, and for good reason. Salesforce is a behemoth in CRM, leading competitors by a large margin with its 19.7% market share. This dominance is owed not only to the impact of Salesforce tools on a business, but also to the fact that Salesforce is constantly looking ahead at technological advancements and improvements. It’s why Forbes has named Salesforce as one of the world’s most innovative companies six years in a row.

With so much advancement coming out of its San Francisco headquarters, it’s important for current and potential Salesforce users to take a look at what the most recent innovations mean, and to explore the future of Salesforce offerings. [···]

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How the Tech Industry Must Adapt to Generation Z

Just when organizations have finally gotten comfortable designing tech for Millennials and hiring them, it’s already time to focus on the next generation and how they will affect the tech industry. Generation Z are those born in the mid 1990’s through the mid 2000’s, and they actually outnumber Millennials in America with over 60 million enjoying technology and entering the workforce.

As the first true digital natives, their impact cannot be underestimated. Here is how the tech industry must adapt to Generation Z. [···]

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The Evolving Role of Tech Leadership

Once upon a time, the sole purpose of a company’s IT department was to keep servers running, eliminate computer viruses, and deliver desktop support. But while these tasks are still critical in day-to-day business, the role of the IT department and its leaders has grown significantly. And if this evolving role of tech leadership isn’t fulfilled and leveraged within an organization, the company will always be one step behind its competition.

As an IT staffing firm that sources and recruits savvy tech pros, we’re seeing evidence of this shift every day. Simply put, the role of IT in today’s business landscape calls for a much more strategic approach. [···]

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Is the IT Talent Shortage Fact or Fiction?

We remain convinced that the perfect IT candidate is extremely difficult to find – not to mention recruit. But the reasons behind this predicament are arguable. In particular, many experts in the industry blame a tech talent shortage, but this compelling argument is often met with strongly opposing views. We decided to take a deeper look to determine whether the proposed IT talent shortage is fact or fiction. (If you want to know why we even care, skip to the end!)

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Can You Guarantee Work Life Balance in Your Next IT Job?

We’re no stranger to job burnout. For 20 years, we’ve watched IT professionals walk out on their old jobs because of pure exhaustion. They were sick of being workaholics in order to meet urgent deadlines, gain more recognition, and climb the ladder. Work-life balance in IT was non-existent.

For all the roles in the business world, IT in particular seems to find this problem. Innovation is ceaseless, and technology is the backbone of every company. From software engineers and data architects to network administrators and tech support, every drop of sweat and blood seems to pour into projects and initiatives until employees are left dry. [···]

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What is the Key to International Staffing?

The world is getting smaller. Globalization is the big buzzword in the business world, and it’s fueled primarily by technology. The consequences are vast, changing how we interact, invest, and trade.

It’s also changing how we hire. Companies are becoming more receptive to opening office locations on a global scale, and international mergers and acquisitions are also increasingly prevalent. But international staffing appears to be a challenge. Language barriers and cultural differences can be intimidating, putting many companies and even many staffing firms at a perceived disadvantage.

But what if it was easier than they thought? What’s the key to successful international staffing? [···]

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How Do You Decide Between Multiple Job Offers?

It’s no secret that the tech industry is experiencing a boom greater even than the dot-com era. With ongoing consumer demand, shifting business landscapes, and an increasing need for airtight cybersecurity, the supply of top tech talent is growing but seemingly not fast enough.

Companies are getting competitive in their hiring. If you’ve set the ball rolling by applying to a handful of positions and performing well in a handful of tech interviews, it’s likely you’ll see at least a couple of separate job offers.

It might be tempting to make a rash decision to accept whichever offer comes with the highest price tag and put a little extra cash in your pockets. But realistically you know that all the money in the world can’t make a miserable job any happier.

Once you’re past that initial temptation though, the reality of deciding between multiple job offers may be overwhelming. How do you decide? [···]

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Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an IT Staffing Firm

It’s no secret that the demand for top IT talent is skyrocketing right now. The challenge is in finding the supply of qualified professionals to fill that demand. As competition for top talent increases and candidates are beginning to see multiple job offers at once, the thought of recruiting and hiring may be overwhelming.

Whether you’re experiencing rapid growth or natural turnover, at some point you may come to the decision that using a staffing firm is worth the investment to help you recruit the talent you need. If that’s the case, make sure you avoid these top three mistakes many companies make when choosing an IT staffing firm.

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