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Clean Tech Trends
By Dallas Kachan
Previously managing director of the Cleantech Group, Dallas Kachan is now managing partner of Kachan & Co., a cleantech research and advisory firm that publishes research on clean technology companies and future trends.
Business incubators, also called accelerators, are designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services. Dedicated to startup and early-stage companies, technology incubators in particular have been the spring boards for the bleeding edge Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, and PayPal. (more…)
CleanTech Trends Pop Quiz Answers
Answers to last week’s 10 Questions
Last week we published a pop quiz to test you savvy on the latest employment, deployment, and penetration rates of the various cleantech sectors.
The answers follow below.
1. Which renewable sector deployment grew by 28 percent in 2012 in the U.S.? (more…)
CleanTech Trends Pop Quiz
10 Questions to Test Your CleanTech Savvy
Are you savvy on the latest employment, deployment, and penetration rates of the various cleantech sectors? Take this 10-question pop quiz and test your knowledge. (more…)
The Top Ten for Twenty Twelve
By Anna Mathieu, Redfish Technology Marketing Communications
I always love this time of year when yearend industry data is collected and sliced and diced and trends are forecast for the future. The technology trends from Gartner this year are exciting; some are a continuation this year’s thick of things and some are more sublime.
The “Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2012” report names the top technologies that will be strategic for most organizations in 2012. “These top 10 technologies will be strategic for most organizations, and IT leaders should use this list in their strategic planning process by reviewing the technologies and how they fit into their expected needs,” said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner fellow.
- Media Tablets and Beyond
- Mobile-Centric Applications and Interfaces
- Contextual and Social User Experience
- Internet of Things
- App Stores and Marketplaces
- Next-Generation Analytics
- Big Data
- In-Memory Computing
- Extreme Low-Energy Servers
- Cloud Computing
Shall we take a peek? (more…)
IT Employment Trends
Redfish is seeing competition for key technology roles, which we discuss in Executive Recruiter, Andy Nacsin’s article “Winning the Tech Talent War”. Hiring and job postings are continuing to grow overall as evidenced in recent reporting on IT jobs.
The TechServe Alliance just published its IT Employment Index for June, showing an increase of 132,800 (up 3.39%) from June 2010. Overall in Q2 of this year the number of IT jobs has increased, as it had since December 2009, however the month of June slipped slightly by 300 from the month before. IT employment is at 4,051,200; an increase of approximately 133,000 jobs since June 2010. Indeed.com reports that Information Technology job postings have increased 44% over July 2010 (8% over last quarter), and clicks on those jobs have increased 7% since July 2010. (more…)