The soft skills that enterprises desperately need

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By definition, disruption is an inherent component of digital transformation. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, automation, mobile devices, and other technologies have dramatically impacted how organizations do business and how employees do their jobs. For many organizations, however, digital transformation efforts are being undermined by a widening talent shortage and skills gap. In a study […]

When your tech job isn’t in tech

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When you think of technology workers, you’re apt to think of companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung … you know, tech companies. But there are technology workers in every industry that deploys tech, and in many industries the percentage of workers with technology jobs has increased. “Tech jobs as a share of all […]

Want a six-figure salary? Tech is the place to be

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If you’re reading this, you probably are employed in the technology field. In which case, I have very good news: There’s an excellent chance you’re making a six-figure salary — or will eventually. OK, maybe not if you’re working the reception desk (though don’t rule it out!), but according to data from jobs and recruiting […]

Do you have what it takes to be a scrum master?

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Unless you’re into agile development, odds are you don’t know what a “scrum master” is. Briefly, Scrum is a team-oriented agile development framework, and the scrum master plays a coordination and facilitation role within the team and with outside stakeholders. While the Scrum concept has been around for a couple of decades, the job of […]

Tech jobs that attract the most interest from Millennials

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You can’t compete in the digital economy without Millennial workers, who now comprise 35% of the workforce, according to data from Pew Research, ahead of Gen Xers (33%) and Baby Boomers (25%). Millennials are essential to enterprises today not just because of their sheer numbers — 56 million Americans ages 21 to 36 were working […]

The blockchain opportunity beckons

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It’s no secret that a good way to stay employed in the technology industry is to have relevant skills. And a way to stay lucratively employed is to have relevant skills that are in high demand. That means identifying emerging technologies that will generate an ecosystem of jobs, and then learning the skills necessary to […]

The tech talent shortage: Real, vastly overblown, or an outright lie? (You tell us!)

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The common wisdom in the tech industry in recent years is that there’s a shortage of qualified tech talent, making it difficult for enterprises to hire, attract, or even find technology workers with the skills and/or experience necessary to leverage technologies such as mobile, data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and more. That’s not even […]

Tech workers increasingly willing to switch jobs

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The economic meltdown of 2008 and resulting massive layoffs scared a lot of technology workers into clinging to their jobs, despite being less than satisfied with their salaries, responsibilities, opportunities to advance or even the tools they were provided to do those jobs. But a steady if unspectacular economic recovery during the past eight years, […]