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Older technology professionals often feel like today’s hot job market is passing them by, and for good reason. The median age in the tech industry is 31, according to PayScale, while the average age in the U.S. workforce is 42. Other surveys show that pay peaks at age 39 for women and 48 for men. After that, workers usually receive modest cost-of-living raises averaging just 2 to 3 percent per year. Nonetheless, there are some jobs in the technology field where wisdom and experience are valuable assets, perhaps even a competitive advantage…Read More
In a recovering economy and a tight IT talent market, you have more leverage when angling for a raise. And the beginning of a new calendar year is a great time to ask for more money, as budgets are new and organizations begin to execute on their strategy and goals for the upcoming year. After the 2008 financial crash and during the ensuing recession, many people were happy to have a job at all — any job, at any salary, says Lydia Frank, vice president of content strategy at PayScale.com. As the economy’s improving, businesses…Read More
It’s getting a little bit more than scary for the average computer user. Companies and federal agencies are regularly hacked. Ransomware stories abound. And now, the CIA, FBI and NSA point to Russian hacking of our recent Presidential election. The plot thickens on alleged Russian transgressions with each passing day. How can average users protect themselves when corporate giants, large federal agencies and our major political parties can’t? We spoke to Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance and Frank Dickson…Read More
I get this question a lot: What’s the best cloud job this year? Followed by: Which cloud jobs pay the best? The same answer—data—applies to both questions, though with three variations. Here’s my list of the three top cloud jobs for 2017 in terms of demand, pay, and job security. Always in demand, this person takes enterprise requirements, including existing applications and data sets, and finds the right set of public and/or private cloud technologies to meet those requirements. To do this job, you must know a lot about cloud technology…Read More
Many existing IT and business process outsourcing deals did not anticipate the introduction of new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). Nor do these legacy contracts prevent providers from unilaterally introducing such capabilities. And while RPA and AI can bring enormous efficiency and cost savings benefits to the outsourcing engagement, a number of issues can arise if the original contracts don’t take such possibilities into account. For example, the pricing for the deal would likely have…Read More
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