August 21, 2014

Semantic Technology Trends

Tech Trends & OpportunitiesSemantic Technology Trends

 

Redfish Technology works with some very interesting technology companies, and by virtue of this arena we meet a lot of interesting people. Part of the allure of tech recruiting is the opportunity to be involved with so many exciting people and companies, and typically at especially exciting growth phases in their trajectory.

 

Semantic technology is a great example. Expert System, a unique big data firm specialized in semantic intelligence technology, is a growth-mode client leading the industry with cutting-edge patented technology that allows for semantic differentiation in big data. (more…)

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August 14, 2014

Tech Trends – eLearning / Ed Tech – Coming to a School Near You

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Tech Trends – eLearning / Ed Tech

Coming to a School Near YoueLearning / Ed Tech

 

The eLearning or Educational Technology is exploding at the moment and it is easy to understand why.

 

The Common Core Standards Initiative is standardizing K-12 across much of the U.S. creating tons of new opportunity. “We’re at a tipping point,” says John Krull, the Information Technology Officer of the Oakland Unified School District. “It’s sort of a convergence of common core and technology. Those two things have come together to create all this demand.”

 

The Government initiatives on education mean money is available. Educational spending by the US government is estimated to hit a trillion dollars in 2014. The ConnectED initiative aims to get next-generation connectivity to 99% of American students within five years, (more…)

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July 31, 2014

Tech Trends: Techno-tainment. Playing Around with Technology

Tech Trends

Techno-tainmentTechno-tainement

Playing Around with Technology

 

Technology has taken art, social, and entertainment to all kinds of new levels that we never imagined possible just a few short years ago! Here are some favorites.

 

Engage with your Favorite Musicians

 

Some really fun social media platforms out there are near and dear to our hearts. BandPage is one of them! This company is unlocking new opportunities for the music industry by connecting musicians, fans and partners on a single platform. From Alicia Keys and Beyonce to Stone Foxes and Usher, more than 500,000 musicians use this company’s platform to create amazing interactions between artists and their fans, building deeper relationships between them. From interviewing your favorite musician to singing with them onstage, bands offer up a variety of experiences, BandPage help musicians create new revenue streams and drive higher fan engagement. The platform allows musicians to upload their profile, bio, pictures, videos, tracks and tour dates – and then update that information across the social web. (more…)

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July 17, 2014

Tech Compensation Trends

Tech SalariesTech Industry Average Annual Wages

 

While real wages may be down 8% in the US since 2006, the tech industry paid an annual average wage of $93,800 in 2012, which is 98% more than the average private sector wage of $47,400. And California tech workers earn the highest average annual wage of $123,900, according to the TechAmerica Foundation.

 

Software Services Leading

 

The Cyberstates 2013 Key Findings include that the software services sector grew by 63,900 jobs in 2012, a 3.5 percent increase. Leading the way in high-tech employment was California (968,800), Texas (485,600), New York (318,200), Virginia (285,400 – 9.8% of with private sector workforce), and Florida (270,900). (more…)

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June 26, 2014

Tech Trends: Location Based Services

 

Searching, Shopping, Traveling, Hailing a Cab, Making Friends, … there’s an App for that!LBS-Markers-on-Map

Like AdTech, Location Based Social (LBS) technology is all about pinpointing the right person at the right time, and exactly in the right location. And the LBS market is growing strongly, now in its third generation.

 

The emerging LBS services will be: retail/shopping, ambient intelligence, hyperlocal social, personal asset tracking, and Bluetooth enabled beacon applications. Expanded beyond navigation and dedicated applications to encapsulate a large range of general consumer and commercial services, ABI Research believes that the market is ready to truly support location based advertising efforts. In fact ABI forecasts a four-fold increase in revenues by 2019.

 

Here are just a few of the fun LBS companies out there and what they’re up to. (more…)

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