Based on this report on Datamation about expected 2016 IT salary levels, paychecks in the tech sector are looking increasingly healthy. For several years, employers have faced challenges in hiring tech talent – there aren't enough skilled IT pros to fill all the positions. Consequently, IT salary levels have been steadily gaining altitude. Many IT Jobs Are Unfilled
If you haven't encountered beacons yet, chances are you will soon. Beacons are small and usually inexpensive devices that employ Bluetooth technology to accurately convey location by communicating with mobile applications on devices like smartphones and tablets. Companies are finding myriad uses for beacons, including using them to track high-value materials stored in warehouses. As John Sprunger, senior manager of the workforce optimization practice of analyst firm West Monroe Partners, told Enterprise Apps Today, "iBeacons (Apple's version of the technology) can track something down to a five- to 10-foot level; that's something GPS can't do."
"95% of statistics are made up on the spot." – popular statistics quote Here in Canada our upcoming federal election is sparking a veritable barrage of polls and statistics. Often times the figures just don't seem to agree. What are we to make of all this? How do we wade through all of this information to glean any meaningful insights? Moreover, how does one evaluate which studies are most accurate, or more to the point, truthful? Now that the information age is truly upon us, it's perhaps time to re-evaluate the purpose of statistics in our daily lives and what they mean. All-too-often, it's not what you think.
A relatively new term is gaining steam as dominant technology trends converge into an entity that is larger than even the Internet: the digital economy.
Sharing threat intelligence is an old idea that appears to be earning new credibility. Researchers, security professionals and government entities have long informally shared information about vulnerabilities. And there are several organized threat exchange platforms, notably Microsoft's Interflow exchange, AlienVault's Open Threat Exchange and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Cyber Threat Xchange.
Marketing is a hot topic for small business owners, which is why we spend a lot of time thinking and writing about it over at Small Business Computing. While marketing comes easily to some small business owners, others show more enthusiasm for scheduling a root canal.
Ownership can take on many forms.
I recently called a plumber to my home, but he arrived two hours late because the previous customer had a complicated and unusual problem. When I asked what the problem was, he told me that she had dropped her iPhone in the toilet and it got stuck. The plumber told the customer that the only way to get the phone out was to break the toilet and install a new one. She agreed, and he spent a couple of hours dealing with that mess. She, in turn, spent a lot of money—without even knowing if the phone would work again!
When Gartner speaks, the cloud computing market listens. In the fractured, still immature cloud market, the research firm's annual Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure is widely considered the authoritative report on trends and vendor ranking. The moment it's released, vendors trumpet it or spin it, and pundits tweet and pontificate about it voluminously. One of the report's three authors, Lydia Leong, is arguably the cloud's leading authority. The report is a hefty tome whose complexity reflects the cloud market's many technologies, with a handful of vendors combining/developing a variety of emerging technologies. Amid the report's dense verbiage, here's a summary of the two market giants that are most shaping the market.
When it comes to the public cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the clear winner today. Outside of the public cloud, the winner on the private side is also clear and it's the open-source OpenStack cloud platform. Simply put, no other cloud technology platform is as widely supported or deployed as OpenStack. OpenStack got its start in 2010 as a joint effort of NASA and Rackspace and in the last five years has grown well beyond its origins. The biggest names in technology now all support OpenStack. HP, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Dell, EMC, VMware, Symantec, Huawei and Yahoo are among its members.
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