Tech Trends – Digital Strategy 2015: Disruptive Technologies from Algorithms to Uber

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Tech Trends – Digital Strategy 2015

Disruptive Technologies
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 Read more »

Tech Salary Trends: Salaries Continue to Rise, Especially in Key Sectors, for Key Skills

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Tech Salary Trends

Salaries Continue to Rise, Especially in Key Sectors, for Key SkillsBig Data 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%, Read more »

Top Certifications for 2015: Security, Business, Networking, Software/Hardware

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Top Certifications for 2015

Security, Business, Networking, Software/HardwareIT PRO Certification

 

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 Read more »

EdTech / eLearning Trends

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EdTech / eLearning TrendsMany Hands raise high up

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. Read more »

Enterprise Tech Trends – Transformation and Innovation

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Enterprise Tech Trends

Transformation and Innovationabstract tech

 

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. Read more »

Strategic Tech Trends from Gartner – New This Year?

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The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends to Focus on in 2015 from Gartner

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The Gartner symposium showcases analysts’ strategic technology trends with the most potential for impact over the next few years. These trends fall into three broad categories: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.

As David Cearley, vice president & Gartner Fellow stated: “We have identified the top 10 technology trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes. This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the trends at the same rate, but companies should look to make deliberate decisions about them during the next two years.”

These top strategic technology trends are: Read more »

Tech Salary Trends & Skills / Positions in Demand

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Tech Salary Trends & Skills / Positions in Demand

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When it comes to salaries, a Bachelor’s Degree in STEM is hard to beat.

 

STEM leads the pack. Engineers not only rule the world, they are rocking the earnings. Mid-career salaries are highest for Petroleum Engineers, followed by Actuarial Mathematics, Nuclear/Chemical/Electronics & Communications Engineers according to PayScale.com’s recent survey on the majors with the biggest impact on future earnings. Read more »

Tech Trends –Data Data Everywhere, Would you like a drink?

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Tech Trends –

Data Data Everywhere, Would you like a drink?

Big Data is growing fast! (Click here to see Mapr’s real-time data counter
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Data proliferation! Yep and proliferation of articles on what to do with it … Here’s one simply celebrating some cool data solution companies! – Great companies we are recruiting for!

 

Depending on what data gets served up to you, you may find that IDC predicts at our current rate of doubling information every 1.5 years that we will generate 40 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2020. Of perhaps your first SERP will lead you to an article with Gartner’s prediction that enterprise data will grow 650 percent in the next five years. Check out the fun real-time graphic data counter from mapr (above).

 

Eighty percent of data is unstructured, but even structured data can be overwhelming at this growth rate. We are all bombarded by more and more options of client, lead, purchasing, website, population, and other data to track, analyze, summarize, and act upon (so long as paralysis hasn’t set in due to information overload).

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