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The Top Four IT Stories of 2015

Information technology, or IT, is always in the news these days, and that’s because everyone needs IT. Everyone is affected by it and when important things happen in IT, everyone should be paying attention. If you are thinking about a career in IT, these top headlines are probably especially interesting to you.

At FVI School of Nursing and Technology, you can choose between two types of IT programs to launch your new career: Web Application and Development Engineering and IT Security and Cloud Professional Engineering. Either will prepare you for an exciting career working in these growing IT fields. You could even become a part of the biggest stories in IT news:

 

  • Hacking scandals on the rise. 2013 saw a hugely important hack of Target, but major hacks and breaches in IT security didn’t stop there. In spite of the lessons learned by Target, hacking is still happening on a large scale. Some of the biggest events this year included a hack of health insurance giant Anthem, exposing the personal data of millions, and the embarrassing hack and leak of Ashley Madison user information. With hacking happening all the time, and on such a big scale, IT security professionals are in greater demand than ever.
  • Cloud computing takes off. On a more positive note, 2015 has seen the growth of cloud computing. It wasn’t new this year, but it has exploded in popularity for all kinds of companies. Predictions are that the market for cloud-based products and services will continue to rise through the end of the year and beyond. More experts in cloud computing IT will be needed to manage, create, and troubleshoot cloud applications.
  • Net neutrality becomes reality. Net neutrality was a major news story this year. Back in February, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new rules to reclassify broadband internet service as a public and regulated utility. This means fair access for everyone. Broadband providers can no longer slow down or block web traffic and offer better service and speed at a higher price to those customers who can afford it.
  • eBay turns 20. This may not have been the most recognized news story of the year, but for anyone interested in websites and how they have changed the way we live over the years, eBay’s birthday is a big deal. Web development took a big leap forward when this auction site went live in 1995. Online retail was still in its infancy back then, but the start of ecommerce has changed everything about how we buy, sell, and even earn a living.

The most important IT stories of the year range from security issues to the rise of cloud computing to fair access and how the development of websites has changed our lives. You can get in on the exciting world of IT in any of its forms by earning your diploma at FVI School of Nursing and Technology. Change your life by taking the step toward a new career with a flexible and fascinating education in IT.

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