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Cloud computing’s impact on business continues to grow as more enterprises decide that building and maintaining their own datacenters “isn’t a core competency,” according to Rich Miller, founder and editor of Data Center Frontier, one of the industry’s leading web sites. What began as a cost-effective solution for tech firms and startups has expanded to include more enterprises shifting their business models to replace onsite data centers with cloud services. That momentum has triggered fierce competition among firms such as Amazon Web Services…Read More
Entrepreneurship is typically associated with startup companies, and the eager, driven and innovative minds that start them. But there’s another type of entrepreneurship, and it lives inside established organizations. Intrapreneurs are already employed in your organization — they’re workers with progressive ideas that will benefit the company. The only problem is, these intrapreneurs often struggle to find the right channels to see their ideas realized. “These are the employees who want to get their hands dirty and are often the first people to volunteer for a job. Read More
SAP bet big on its HANA in-memory data platform, and the effort seems to have paid off among data analysts and other enterprise tech pros: for the second year in a row, HANA remains the top-paying skill in Dice’s Salary Survey, a reflection of employer demand for the technology (and, perhaps, a relatively constrained group of pros who specialize in it). Marc Bernard, senior chief architect for SAP, once provided Dice with some tips for mastering HANA. “Jumping in works for a lot of people,” he said. “But if you aren’t familiar with in-memory databases…Read More
Nearly every CIO I have ever met would like to change the IT conversation from one of cost to one of value. A lot goes into driving this change, but the first step is getting a handle on what the company is actually spending on IT. When John Kehoe became CIO of $2.6 billion industrial manufacturer Valmont Industries in 2014, he found that people talked about IT costs, but they were only telling part of the story. “When I arrived here, our key leaders and IT staff members would quote the costs of IT as a percentage of sales; they knew those numbers,” Kehoe says. Read More
According to Dice’s latest Salary Survey (PDF), those tech professionals who specialize in data warehousing and analytics can expect to pull down high salaries. While that isn’t exactly a shocking conclusion (so-called “Big Data” has paid big bucks for the past several years), it’s always interesting to see which data skills earn the most cash and perks. With that in mind, here are the specialized platforms that prompt the highest average pay from employers, in descending order: Database administrators, data scientists, and other tech pros…Read More
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