IT collaboration, DevOps a key to business success, says Robert Half

Source – itwire.com Australian companies need to improve collaboration between IT professionals and find ways to successfully leverage technology across the business in the current highly competitive environment, according to a newly published report. According to the report from recruitment firm Robert Half, the implementation of Development Operations (DevOps) is at the heart of the optimisation of collaboration between those in IT departments. And the recruiter says Australian companies need to build, test, and roll out new or updated solutions to

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New practices spring from DevOps competency shortage

Source – techtarget.com Once you establish DevOps competency, employee retention is an even bigger challenge in a highly competitive seller’s market for technical skills. “High tech has a lot to learn about culture from the manufacturing business,” E3’s Rheem said. Companies eager to retain employees often find themselves in a “perk race,” but perks quickly become entitlements, Rheem said. Most companies don’t have a great sense of what makes people want to come to work, which is predictability, consistency and the

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Demand for cloud computing skills continues to outpace supply

Source – searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com As enterprises continue to adopt cloud technology, the looming IT skills gap, particularly around public cloud poses an ongoing challenge. “Many firms are having trouble finding qualified individuals for their cloud projects,” said James Stanger, senior director, product development, for CompTIA. While demand for IT pros with generic cloud computing skills continues to be high, those with specific experience in public cloud and open source platforms, such as Cloud Foundry, are especially coveted. Cloud continues to drive IT hiring At

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The Future of IT Skills for Technical Support Organizations

Source – dqindia.com Over the past few years, digital transformation has become a watchword for many businesses. In this new era defined by cloud computing, social media and mobile strategies, companies are pursuing new IT tools, and it is clear that the best use of tools require a disruption to operational procedures. Accompanies seek success with new products and new customers; there are many areas that must be addressed in order to become a truly digital service provider. One of the

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Needed now and for the foreseeable future: Five hot IT skills

Source – techtarget.com I lived through the dot-com bubble and collapse. I mention this because in some ways the current technology startup and IT salary craziness seem eerily similar to that — but with one critical difference. Back in the dot-com days the hysteria over internet-based startups fueled the creation of companies whose only compelling business model was to do something — anything — online. The big difference between then and now is that organizations are using technology to do more

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