Ignite your career with multimedia communication skills

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In a workplace where automation and artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly are taking over tasks traditionally performed by humans, it is imperative that employees build “competencies in areas that machines will be unlikely to tackle effectively,” as the World Economic Forum advises. Those include: Adaptability Creativity Complex problem solving Critical thinking Emotional intelligence The ability to […]

3 ways to advance your IT career, and 3 ways to undermine it

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This is a glass-half-empty, glass-half-full sort of blog post — featuring three suggestions for how you can get your IT career to the next level and three warning signs that your career is dead in the water. Let’s start with the good stuff, from CIO contributor Paul Heltzel, who compiled a list of 15 things […]

Current job market for IT pros looks promising

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Concerns about an economic slowdown notwithstanding, this year promises to be a good one if you’re an IT professional, according to an annual report by Spiceworks. In its 2019 State of IT Careers report, the network for IT professionals surveyed 1,000 tech professionals in businesses across North America and Europe. “The results show that as IT pros […]

Will AI destroy IT jobs?

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One thing that’s become clear as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, neural networks and other “smart” technologies invade the workplace is that enterprises will be more reliant than ever on IT professionals to ensure that networks, applications and data are constantly ready and available. After all, replacing a low-skilled call center rep with a chatbot […]

Here’s what tech jobs are paying these days

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It’s absolutely critical to any enterprise employees who want to increase their value in a rapidly evolving workplace to anticipate what opportunities will be available in the future and how their skill sets will fit into the larger picture — and then to make the proper adjustments. Otherwise they’re in danger of sliding into irrelevancy. […]

Do enterprises have only themselves to blame for the ‘tech talent shortage’?

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“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves.” — Cassius, a nobleman and CIO, speaking to his friend and enterprise chief executive about the vexing tech talent shortage in ancient Rome (apologies to William Shakespeare) A few weeks ago I wrote about whether enterprises truly are struggling to find people with sufficient […]