Cloud Technology Partners, a professional services firm involved in advanced cloud initiatives, today announced the appointment of Ronald H. Hovsepian to its Board of Advisors (BOA). Mr. Hovsepian is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Intralinks, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content collaboration SaaS solutions. “I’ve known Ron since 1999 when our paths crossed at Internet Capital Group (ICG) where we were both Managing Directors and actually shared an office…
TERMINALFOUR, the digital engagement and web content management platform for higher education, today announced its plans to expand its North American operations and recruit 15 new positions in its Boston headquarters. The expansion is being accelerated due to the successful launch of TERMINALFOUR's latest software release which has resulted in TERMINALFOUR winning 7 new significant higher education clients.
The Board of Directors of Paragon Development Systems (PDS, Inc.), a technology solutions and services company, has named Asif Naseem as the company’s new President and CEO.
"The narrative that they are putting out there is that it is the 21st century and we have to innovate and adapt. But nobody was against that at The New Republic. There was a hunger for extending our web presence, making stuff more shareable, clickable. We don’t know what their vision is. It is Silicon Valley mumbo jumbo buzzwords that don’t mean anything.”
- Julia Ioffe, Former Senior Editor for The New Republic, Staff at The New Republic Follows Editor Out the Door, The New York Times, Dec 5, 2014, Author of article: Ravi Somaiya.
Big data is essential in helping recruiters assess candidates quantitatively, and find those candidates who can thrive in any environment – and make smarter decisions about who will be a good fit. So what does “big data” mean when it comes to recruiting?
"Just like Automattic's proprietary bretheren at Facebook, Google, Box, eBay and a hundred other major players in the tech arena, WordPress is now ponying up like the rest of them to retain and attract the best talent available, on a world stage. Community will still play a pivotal role, but it's clear now that full-time dedicated staff is what open source leaders are betting on in order to win this race."
- John Coonen, "WordPress Fuels Up For The Race With $160 Million", CMSConnection.com, May 12, 2014
Much of the discussion on the economic impact of cloud computing has focused on the cost savings and increased value for businesses, but the cloud is also impacting the IT industry, as new job roles are being created and the demand for other roles is decreasing. Many IT professionals may soon find themselves needing to transfer their skills and acquire new ones in order to be valuable in a cloud environment. Here’s a look at the impact the cloud is having on the job market and the skills IT professionals will need to develop.
"Working for a large company no longer means job security, it just means you work for a large company."
Jacob Morgan, Chess Media Group, "Why Big Company Doesn't Mean Job Security", Forbes, November 14, 2013.
Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Employee Engagement, Customer Experience, and Market Research has appointed long time Confirmit employee, Tore Haggren, to Senior Vice President, Voice of the Employee.
"On the other hand, the U.S. workforce is now 20-odd years into a decline in expertise in science, technology, engineering and math...If you include statistical analysis in that skill set, the decline potentially sets the stage for a perfect storm in self-service IT, where overconfident but underskilled end users run amok in business systems, draw bad conclusions from randomly mashed-up data or corrupt IT's once-pristine data stores." - Tracy Mayor, Self-service IT: Are users up for the task?,…