Cloud Migration Cybersecurity Challenges May Be Alleviated by Upskilling

Mike Boyle, TCC Vice President, Sales

A recent article on the State Tech Magazine website discussed the cybersecurity challenged posted to states by migrating to the cloud and the potential to solve these challenges through upskilling and automation. https://statetechmagazine.com/article/2022/04/cloud-migration-may-provide-assurance-through-upskilling-opportunities

The article states “StateTech ran a poll on Twitter not long ago that asked, “Which is the top roadblock to moving to the cloud for state and local government IT decision-makers?” The poll offered often-cited options for response, including cybersecurity, limited expertise, inflexibilities in legacy IT, and budget challenges.”

“We realize, of course, that these options are intertwined. So, when 44 percent of respondents indicated cybersecurity was the biggest roadblock, its understood that strong cybersecurity also requires having the appropriate expertise and the right tools for the job.”

Upskilling, or the ability of an employee to learn new skills, may help government employees to gain critical cybersecurity skills, and allow government IT administrators greater confidence that their data is secure.

In addition, the article states “Cloud computing offers tremendous cybersecurity protections, but it has the potential to provide greater peace of mind through automation that may free employees from rote or repetitive tasks and thus allow time for upgrades.” “Machine learning and robotic process automation also offer great potential to free IT officials from other tasks and perhaps open opportunities for cybersecurity advancements. “

While many government agencies still use legacy mainframe computers and have not moved any applications to the cloud, emerging information about the benefits of cloud computing may see greater movement to the cloud in the near future.

To learn more about TCC’s work with State Government and our Security Services please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/security-services

TCC Participates in the Christmas in July In-Kind Donation Drive with Joy’s House

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. One of our core values – the guiding principles that dictate our behaviors and actions as a company – is supporting our local community.

Putting our values into action, TCC participated in the Christmas in July In-Kind Donation Drive with Joy’s House. The goal for this “holiday” donation drive is to collect 80% of the items listed on the Joy’s House Needs & Wants List.

Located in the Broad Ripple area and on the south side of Indianapolis, Joy’s House was created from one woman’s dream, supported by family and friends, and has blossomed into a remarkable not-for-profit organization that provides physical, mental and financial relief for families caring for a loved one. Caregiving for a parent, spouse, family member or friend can be both wonderful and exhausting. What are you to do if you need to go to work, attend an appointment or simply take time for yourself? Adult day service is the perfect answer.

Joy’s House is an Adult Day Service that provides physical, mental, and financial relief for families caring for a loved one. Joy’s House serves adults living with life-altering diagnoses and their families by providing exceptional adult day and caregiver services.

To learn more about Joy’s House please visit their website – http://joyshouse.org/

To learn more about TCC’s Culture please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/culture

TCC Seeks a Java Developer (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: Until 8/5/2023
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Java Developer
Work you’ll do
•    Responsible for supporting and independently completing project tasks
•    Identifies key drivers of a defined, straightforward problem and proposing solutions
•    Identifies and solves problems using analysis, experience, and decision making
•    Selects the most relevant tools/techniques to meet specific client requirements
•    Understands the benefits of using state of the art methods and tools and their application on a particular engagement; contributes to continuous development of methods and tools
•    Manages work to work plans for components on engagements
•    May independently own a work stream, reviewing, and potentially directing the work of more junior staff
•    Develops solutions to client problems through application of methods and tools; validates solutions to subject matter experts
•    Demonstrates accountability and contributions to the successful realization of client goals
•    Commitment to team success and positive team dynamics
•    Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications

Qualifications
Required

•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of relevant experience
•    Experience with J2EE Framework components such as Servlets, JSP, EJB, JDBC, Logging mechanism (ex. Log4J), Transaction Management and Thread Management
•    Experience with an application server such as WebSphere or RedHat Jboss
•    6+ years of experience writing SQL/Functions/Procedures in transactional database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2
•    6+ years of knowledge on MVC framework like Spring/Struts/Grails and ORM tools such as Hibernate, MyBatis
•    Good understanding of developing Web-services and spring batch development
•    Understanding of build and deployment process and tools like Maven, ANT /Cruise Control
•    Good understanding of HTML UI, CSS and JavaScript
•    Experience in Agile methodology and tools such as Bamboo, BitBucket, Fisheye, eclipse
•    Strong technical skills including understanding of software development principles
•    Roughly 90-95% hands-on coding
Preferred
•    Certifications in system administration, system architecture, virtualization or cloud technologies preferred.
•    Ability to quickly learn new concepts and software.
•    Ability to multi-task & support multiple priorities.
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.

About TCC
Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions

TCC Participates in the Christmas in July In-Kind Donation Drive with Joy’s House

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. One of our core values – the guiding principles that dictate our behaviors and actions as a company – is supporting our local community.

Putting our values into action, TCC participated in the Christmas in July In-Kind Donation Drive with Joy’s House. The goal for this “holiday” donation drive is to collect 80% of the items listed on the Joy’s House Needs & Wants List.

Located in the Broad Ripple area and on the south side of Indianapolis, Joy’s House was created from one woman’s dream, supported by family and friends, and has blossomed into a remarkable not-for-profit organization that provides physical, mental and financial relief for families caring for a loved one. Caregiving for a parent, spouse, family member or friend can be both wonderful and exhausting. What are you to do if you need to go to work, attend an appointment or simply take time for yourself? Adult day service is the perfect answer.

Joy’s House is an Adult Day Service that provides physical, mental, and financial relief for families caring for a loved one. Joy’s House serves adults living with life-altering diagnoses and their families by providing exceptional adult day and caregiver services.

To learn more about Joy’s House please visit their website – http://joyshouse.org/

To learn more about TCC’s Culture please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/culture