Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I, Cringely . NerdTV08

I, Cringely . NerdTV . Transcript | PBS: "Bob: What were some of your big successes?

Avram: Mine personally? I would have to say now we have to separate strategic success from financial success or whatever. Broadcast.com was a huge win for us financially 'cause we sold it to - we were the first people in there. We were the first people in Verisign. I think we put a million dollars in. We took out, I don't remember exactly, but it would be well over 500 million dollars.

Bob: Wow."

Sunday, November 13, 2005

The end of the age of the techie?

Gartner said that IT jobs will be influenced by four major trends:

• Jobs in technology infrastructure and services will decline in end-user organizations and grow in service, hardware and software companies, but many of those jobs will be in developing economies.

• Business intelligence, online consumer services and collaboration will grow in user companies, systems integrators and consulting companies.

• There will be opportunities in process design and management in terms of competitive business processes, design of process automation and operational processes.

• Relationship and sourcing management will gain ground, demanding strengths in managing "intangibles" and managing geographically distributed parties with different work outcomes and cultures.

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