Tech Trends – Digital Strategy 2015
from Algorithms to Uber
Released at the end of last year, digital strategy firm Webbmedia Group’s annual report on technology trends that will affect media in 2015 is astounding! It nails the disruptive technologies that will affect consumer behavior and impact business strategy in the coming year.
Covering subjects from Algorithms to Uber, and mentioning companies from Advanced Medical Technology Association to Zendesk, this report runs the gamut of cool technologies and ideas trending (more…)
Tech Salary Trends
Salaries Continue to Rise, Especially in Key Sectors, for Key Skills
There’s great news in the tech industry as far as salaries go! US Tech Salaries and Bonuses are on the rise. The latest Dice Salary Survey reports a 2% annual salary increase over last year on average. Bonuses were also up for 37% of tech professionals, with a $9,538 bonus on average. Over the last five years, average tech salaries have grown each year – 2010: 0.7%, 2011: 2.4%, 2012: 5.3%, 2013: 2.6%, (more…)
Top Certifications for 2015
Security, Business, Networking, Software/Hardware
Tech skills and certifications are important for all roles from the engineering side to project management. There are several recent surveys that highlight the certifications that are most in demand or that provide the best pay off. This article highlights a few of those surveys (with links to them) as well as discussed general skills trends that Redfish Technology has identified.
According to the UCLA Extension, tech certifications that make the most impact on your career and pay scale are the Microsoft Certified IT Professional, and the Cisco Certified Network Associate. A+, Server+, ACMT are the top hardware/software certifications requested in IT job postings.
The IT professionals merit badge is (more…)
EdTech / eLearning Trends
Two great things that go great together
The marriage of technology and education is bringing about so many exciting opportunities in EdTech and eLearning. The increasingly affordable accessibility of devices and broadband is transforming the educational landscape and experience beyond anything we had as children. The possibilities are multiplying by the day and the goals are lofty.
Technology in education seeks to increase education mobility (only 5% of Americans whose parents didn’t graduate college will complete a college degree), bring access to quality educational tools regardless of geography, roll out the common core efficiently, better prepare high school students for college, arm educators with more tools and resources, diversify the educational milieu and the corporate landscape, as well as other lofty and creative objectives. (more…)
Enterprise Tech Trends
Transformation and Innovation
Businesses are being radically transformed via enterprise technology, and 2015 will continue bringing innovation opportunities. For example, cloud technologies go way beyond the IT department affecting corporate strategy, product design and launch, engagement with clients and suppliers, finance and operations, security and governance, and company culture.
The Editor in Chief at InfoWorld, Eric Knorr, offers his perspective on the key trends in enterprise technology for next year and beyond.
Public Cloud Takes the Lead –
Knorr identifies that enterprises’ specialization is their own business, and not trying to reproduce the quality, functionality and security in a private cloud that they can access via AWS and other public clouds. (more…)