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Announcements of big layoffs at big tech companies capture a lot of attention — but demand for technical workers (particularly in software and IT) is still strong. Reading beyond the headlines, one sees that while there are certainly ups and downs, for every big company laying off there are likely a handful of smaller companies ready […]

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At a recent presentation at Data Centers Europe, Google’s Joe Kava announced that the company had begun using a neural network to analyze oceans of data it collects about its server farms and to recommend ways to improve them (datacenterknowledge.com). Google engineer Jim Gao is largely credited for creating the neural network. Gao is well-acquainted […]

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CIOs beware (and vendor salespeople take note): “Compared to sales to corporate IT, CEB estimates that technology sales directly to executives close in less than half the time — and have twice the contract value.” Summary article by Emily Poe in FierceCIO; original article by Steve Ranger in ZDNet. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian […]

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Growth is flat. IT staff churn is up. Life is good in healthcare IT and in the services industry. It’s less good elsewhere. Summary article by David Weldon in FierceCIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ——- IT compensation flat-lining, says new salary survey IT compensation will, for the most part, […]

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This post is a little further afield than my typical subject matter but I think it is of interest to our readership. Ultimately end-user online consumption habits (and capabilities) are fundamental to nearly everything that takes place within a data center or a cloud. Posted by Jeff John Roberts on the Gigaom website. Emphasis in […]

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This little tidbit was the most shocking one that I gleaned from the summary: “One-third of CIOs said they expect to change jobs within the next year, and two-thirds say within two years.” Wow. That is A LOT of turnover for such an important role in the C-suite. Post by David Weldon in FierceCIO. Emphasis […]

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Equal opportunity is a fundamental tenet of the United States of America. Equal pay for equal work and equal performance. Any questions? Didn’t think so — so let’s get on with it, please. Summary post by David Weldon in FierceCIO, original by Scott Fulton, III in Network Computing. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian […]

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Advice to the young: in addition to learning French or Spanish or Chinese, consider also learning Java / J2EE, .Net, and C++. Summary post by David Weldon in FierceCIO; original article by Sharon Florentine in Info World; research results posted on Dice. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing —— Hiring software […]

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Not enough stress and people get bored; they feel as if they are not challenged or growing. Too much stress and people burn out; they feel as if they have no control over their lives. The objective of any manager is to find that happy medium — for your people as well as for yourself. Summary […]

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What do you do when you have two business important functions that are each being transformed by the extremely rapid pace of technology advancement? Why, you mash them into one group and crown their leader as king or queen of both! Right? What would Cersei Lannister Baratheon do? Summary article by Emily Poe in FierceCIO. […]

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