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Perks and pay levels fall at IntelFebruary 24th, 2014
The total compensation packages of top executives at Intel fell sharply in 2013 as a result of changes in the way the chip maker pays senior employees.
Nowhere was this more apparent than at the very top of Intel's executive ranks.
Brian Krzanich, the company's recently appointed CEO, was paid a base salary of $887,500 in 2013. A year earlier Paul Otellini, the outgoing CEO, received $1.2 million.
Krzanich's compensation package also included a $1.8 million bonus and $6.3 million in Intel stock for a total of $9.1 million. Last year, he received $15.7 million from Intel, the majority of which came in stock.
The total compensation for President Renee James dropped from $15.2 million to $7.7 million.- more info
Internet is Everything - Is IT ready for the shiftFebruary 23rd, 2014
The fast pace of technology is changing our notion of the modern organization. As barriers to market entry are falling, customers, employees, and citizens alike are demanding new ways to interact. This trend is moving us into the next wave of Internet evolution known as the "Internet of Everything" (IoE).
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Connecting people, data, processes, and things, IoE is creating a digital disruption with great societal value as "everything" is coming online. Organizations of all types are realizing the benefit of this increased connectedness through operational efficiency and improved customer and citizen experiences. Many organizations are using IoE connections to run - not just monitor - complex operations in manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, utilities, and the public sector to generate and deliver significant value. Is IT ready for this shift?- more info
10 Hot New Jobs in ITFebruary 18th, 2014
As technology changes new jobs titles are appearing in IT. The 10 hot new jobs that have high demand are:
- Chief Digital Officer
- Chief Mobile Officer
- Manager Vendor Management
- Manager Video and Web Content
- Project Manager ERP
- Supervisor BYOD Support
- BYOD Support Specialist
- Cloud Computing Architect
- ERP Architect
- Audio Visual Technician
Chief Digital Officer - CDO - Fact or FadFebruary 15th, 2014
According to recent data only 6 percent of companies have a Chief Digital Officers at the time of this article, but they are "springing up faster than we can count them," says Aron. Some other key findings in this research on the CDO role:
- The early CIO survey evidence suggests that just under 40 percent of Chief Digital Officers are strategic advisors to the board and CEO on digital business strategy, just over 40 percent are digital marketing officers, and the rest have other digital-related roles.
- Companies and public sector agencies that have Chief Digital Officers are much more focused on growth (relative to cost efficiency) than their counterparts without one
- Companies that have Chief Digital Officers are three times as likely to do more insourcing next year.
Earlier this year a major research firm forecasted that by 2015, 25 percent of businesses will employ a CDO. It went on to predict that 20 percent of CIOs have already begun to take on the role of the CDO.- more info
Nine of the highest paying 10 IT jobs are for skills related to Big DataFebruary 12th, 2014
Tech salaries saw a nearly 3% bump last year, and IT pros with expertise in big data-related languages, databases and skills enjoyed some of the largest paychecks.
Silicon Valley tops the list of highest paid metropolitan areas when it comes to tech talent, with an average annual salary of $108,603 and an average annual bonus of $12,458.
When asked if they are satisfied with their salaries, respondents were divided. Nearly half were either very satisfied (17%) or somewhat satisfied (37%). Some were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (16%). At the other extreme, respondents were somewhat dissatisfied (20%) and very dissatisfied (10%).
Companies are betting big that harnessing data can play a major role in their competitive plans, and that is leading to high pay for critical skills. Technology professionals should be volunteering for big data projects, which makes them more valuable to their current employer and more marketable to other employers.more info
IT Job Market Shrinks in JanuaryFebruary 8th, 2014
IT job market lost 1,400 jobs in January plus most organizations have halted IT hiring...
Even with the overall unemployment rate falling to 6.6% there was a decrease in the total number of IT jobs as measured by the BLS data that was just reported. 1,400 IT jobs were lost in January and in the last 12 months only 75,500 jobs were created with most of those added in November. The CEO of Janco Associates, Mr. Victor Janulaitis said, "The employment data is not as good as the fall in the national unemployment rate suggests and it seems to be worse for IT Pros. If you factor in the participation rate, the true national unemployment rate would be around 12.7%. Janulaitis added, "That data is causing many companies to consider wither they should expand IT staffs."
Cybersecurity specialists are in high demandFebruary 5th, 2014 - more info
Dell to eliminate more jobsFebruary 4th, 2014
If there is one region in the U.S. that can absorb Dell's planned workforce cutbacks, it may be the Austin, Texas, area, one of the nation's hottest areas for tech jobs.
The region, which includes Round Rock, Dell's corporate home, employs about 120,000 people in the technology industry, and and the tech job market is growing at a rate of 5% to 6% a yearDell employs about 13,000 to 14,000 workers in Round Rock and the rest of the Austin area. Dell believes that the local economy job growth is good enough to absorb Dell employees impacted by the reduction.
The Austin area is expected to add 30,000 jobs overall this year, on top of the 27,000 to 28,000 gained last year.
Dell said it was cutting its global workforce by a " small percentage," but wouldn't disclose a number.more info
Impact of Paid Family LeaveFebruary 2nd, 2014
IMPACT OF PAID FAMILY LEAVE: In the absence of federal paid leave, a few states have passed laws that allow employees to take paid leave to care for a newborn, adopted child or seriously ill relative. Rhode Island, California and New Jersey allow workers to pay part of their wages into a fund that pays for the leave.
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NEWS -- 2014 IT Salary Survey Released - The Information Technology 2014 Salary Survey has been released. Recession, lay-offs, outsourcing, and hire freezes impact IT Professionals. IT Salaries flat for the last 12 months. Read on...
BYOD one of few well-paid IT jobsJanuary 29th, 2014
Bring-Your-Own-Device programs aren't quite grabbing headlines to the same degree they were a year ago. But don't think they aren't very popular. They are in fact the number one area of IT in which job opportunities abound.
That is the conclusion of new research from Janco Associates, which polled nearly 1,000 companies on their BYOD practices and policies. The firm found that while IT salaries are pretty flat for the most part, IT jobs around BYOD program needs were an exception. "Indeed, BYOD is one of the only bright spots," notes CIO.
"If you have knowledge and ability to work with BYOD, either in implementation, support or development, this increases your value," M. Victor Janulaitis, CEO at Janco Associates is quoted as saying.
BYOD is leaving its mark on a number of IT job roles the research reveals. Especially hot are the roles of supervisor of hardware installations and supervisor of BYOD desktop support. Other roles being impacted by BYOD include help desk, mobile app development, security and compliance.
"There's no question BYOD has far reaching implications," the article notes. "App developers are busy redesigning Web applications so that information can be rendered on BYOD smartphones and tablets touting an array of screen sizes. BYOD is opening doors to cloud services and shutting them on legacy desktop software. BYOD has even breathed new life into the virtual desktop."more info