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By Saroj Kar – Research firm IDC titled in a new report “Climate Change: Cloud’s Impact on IT Organizations and Staffing” sponsored by Microsoft reported that the demand for cloud-savvy IT professionals will grow by 26% annually until 2015 and will create more than seven million cloud-related vacancies worldwide.
This gap in skills is even more alarming as almost two-thirds of global firms are planning to implement or use cloud technology and more than 50% of companies agree that the cloud is a priority. more> http://tinyurl.com/a6u9y9z
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Tagged Broadband, Climate change, Cloud computing, Employment, IDC, Industrial economy, Information technology, International Data Corporation, Internet, Microsoft
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By Colin Neagle – As Congress continues to debate how it should prevent the federal government and national economy from plummeting off the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year, many technology companies – particularly smaller businesses and startups – may be unprepared for the ensuing changes.
Unfortunately for them, it may be too late to do anything about it.
For IT businesses, the fiscal cliff could mean higher taxes on research and experimentation than were imposed prior to 2011, a $114,000 decrease in tax provisions allowing small businesses to write off asset-related expenses, and the disappearance of a bonus first-year depreciation on expenses that stood at 100% as recently as 2011. More information on the impact of the fiscal cliff policy changes on the IT industry is available here. more> http://tinyurl.com/bydfghk
By Ann Bednarz – Certain IT titles will be getting sizable salary hikes, according to data from recruiting and staffing specialist Robert Half Technology. At the top of the heap, based on percentage gains, are mobile application developers and wireless network engineers, who can expect a 9% and 7.9% increase in starting salaries, respectively.
- Mobile applications developer – Net: 9% increase
- Wireless network engineer – Net: 7.9% increase
- Network engineer – Net: 7.8% increase
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By Dan Tynan – the trends currently taking hold of IT organizations may have a broader impact on IT employment than we’ve seen in years. Job titles that were once considered secure are suddenly on the verge of extinction. Call it the new IT ice age. And tech pros who don’t evolve with the times risk joining the T-Rex and the triceratops in the tar pits.
The Pink-Crested Credentialist (Certificatus maximus)
Trailing a long list of technical certifications behind it like a vestigial tail, the Credentialist can still be found in its natural habitat — the HR department of a company it wants to work for. But it has been marginalized by IT pros with actual skills and experience, says Mike Meikle, CEO of the Hawkthorne Group. more> http://tinyurl.com/8muxtbh
By Doug Henschen – It’s time to lay to rest two common myths of the cloud computing era.
- Configuring enterprise applications–whether deployed on-premises or accessed in the cloud–is easy, which is far from true even if it’s easier than customizing an application.
- You can’t customize cloud-based apps.
More than half (54%) of the 338 business technology professionals who responded to our just-released InformationWeek 2012 Enterprise Applications Survey cite “changing, upgrading or optimizing existing applications” as their most time-consuming challenge. more> http://tinyurl.com/c9gowcw
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Tagged Application Service Providers, Business, Business-to-Business, Cloud computing, Information technology, Internet, Software, Software as a service