Tech Trends: Big Data Opportunities
How big is Big Data?
Walmart handles more than 1 million customer transactions per hour, over 400 million tweets are sent per day, over 6 billion cell phone calls per day in the U.S., 10,000 payment card transactions made every second worldwide, etc., etc. Just imagine the hard drive and computing power the NSA needs to record all electronic communications across the entire world. (more…)
Gartner Has Revised Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, Says 2012 Showing Mixed Results
Enterprise IT government spending will be down, but the overall enterprise IT spending is up. There’s a steady increase in manufacturing spending, retail is accelerating in 2012, financial services slow in 2012, but forecast to gain speed in the following years. The governments of Brazil and China will lead in IT investment; in Japan and Australia governments will also continue growing investments. European governments are reducing the IT workforce costs and IT investment. Those IT sectors where spending remains strong include mobile devices, storage, vertical specific software, and enterprise communication equipment. (more…)
Priority IT Jobs from Redfish Technology
This week’s top IT career opportunities are for Senior Account Executive Professional Services, Director of Channel Sales Software, Product Marketing Manager Storage and Infrastructure Solutions, Senior Software Engineer Videoconferencing, Wireless Converged IP Support, Mobile Developers, and Enterprise Software Application Architects, and many more. (more…)
Priority Green Jobs from Redfish Technology
This week’s top green career opportunities are in Solar, PV manufacturing, Wind, Clean Energy, Storage, Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency, and Performance Contracting. We are recruiting for Sales Director, Project Development Manager, Engineering Director, Sales Engineers, Analysts, Controls Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Lighting Construction Manager, and more. Here are the top priorities of the week: (more…)
Information Technology Trends
Hot Companies, VC Bets
Yesteryear’s top bets
VentureBeat’s top 10 VCs in 2010 included hot companies Twitter, Zynga, and Groupon. This creamy top ten included only one non-web/digital-media company: Boston-Power, maker of EV and Grid lithium-ion batteries.
Software was the single biggest benefactor in 2010 according to The PwC MoneyTreeTM Report Q4 2010/Full-year 2010. Life Sciences (biotech and medical devices) took nearly 1/3rd of the VC market. CleanTech grew significantly taking with five of the top ten deals in 2010 attracting 17% of VC dollars; the same percentage was invested in internet-based companies.
IT Services, Tele¬communications, and Media & Entertainment all saw big dollar increases in 2010 as venture capital investment rises for the first time since 2007.
This year’s top 50
2011’s Wall Street Journal’s most likely to succeed US-based VC-funded companies shows a similar bent. The second annual “Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies” picks are based on the capital raised, the experience and track record of the talent and investors, and have a valuation of $1b or less. The winners are in Information Technology (23 out of 50), Business & Financial Services (12), Health Care (8), and Consumer Services (6). (more…)