What's happening at your company--is major analytics work underway? If not, what is everyone waiting for? The transformational and disruptive potential of big data is too big to ignore.
You might have noticed some sawdust, maybe a few tools and tarps lying around Fierce these past few months. We've been building and remodeling to improve our coverage of the Enterprise IT space.
The tech media has been quick this week to jump on reports that HP is calling remote-based workers back to the office. It follows similar action by Yahoo earlier this year. But there are plenty of reasons to allow--even promote--a remote workforce.
While much of the federal government shutdown for business this week, one area that was very much alive on Tuesday was the effort of Senate Democrats to raise the quota on H-1B visas for foreign IT workers.
Two articles especially caught my attention last week, both dealing with the information technology workforce, and both shedding light on the need to make careers in IT more attractive.
Just when organizations were thinking it was safe to venture into the cloud, we get word that cloud services provider Nirvanix is shutting down at the end of this month. The news certainly generated plenty of buzz in the past few days and doesn't help ease the fears that many organizations have about moving to the cloud in the first place.
I have been reading a lot lately about the perennial debate over H11B visas and whether the annual cap should be lifted to allow more foreign workers to come here on this visa program. What has me so surprised in the latest coverage of the H11B visa program is that the same arguments keep being made on both sides, year-after-year.
Over the past few weeks, FierceEnterpriseCommunications has been examining pilot programs for cloud computing in public education. Two clear messages have emerged from these collective conversations: That cloud-based computing should not be viewed as primarily a money-saver; and that lots of training needs to preclude any actual move to the cloud.
There has perhaps never been a more compelling reason to go to the cloud. New survey findings from Forrester reveal (sub. req.) that enterprise cloud developers are happier and more adventurous than their other IT counterparts. And this may be the new reward area for your best staffers.
By several accounts, it's a good time to work in IT again. From hiring, to skills demand, to compensation and certification pay, the signs are all pointing upward for IT professionals for the first time in a while. The best news: Cloud computing and unified communications are among the industry's strong job and skills demand areas.