"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?,…
iDatix, a leader in ECM and Workflow software, is going to be adding 15+ jobs in 2012. To kick off the hiring frenzy, they will be hosting a job fair January 10th at Holiday Inn in Clearwater, FL. Applicants are invited to attend between 4 and 7 pm for an open interview. A variety of positions need to be filled, from Sales to Engineering. iDatix offers professional growth opportunities for individuals who thrive in a collaborative, forward-thinking environment. iDatix offers competitive…
As I have done each and every year in the summer, I will be taking my annual break from technology. Through the month of August, I'll be decreasing my postings and management of this site in hopes of using the time to broaden my perspective. I need to spend some time recharging my batteries and my enthusiasm for content management systems as well as information technology in general. I won't be abandoning CMS Report, but I'm really hoping you will be seeing me a little less here during the…
From WordCamp Portland 2010, Melissa Lion & Julie Yamamoto session how how to evolve your career from blogger to professional marketer. I'm always fascinated when I hear people's professional career evolved over time, especially when it is a career that is immersed in information technology, the social web, and Enterprise 2.0.
At the CIO50 event Silicon.com asked a number of European CIO's "Whats the best thing about working in IT?". I always enjoy hearing enthusiasm from those with IT careers. Why work in IT CIO50 2009 | silicon.com
HarvardBusiness.org: "A recent report listed the happiest nations in the world. Guess what? The US didn't even make it into the top ten. So much for the American dream." Complete Story