It was a remarkable feature and showed the human side of long job searches. You knew they were out there, but getting individuals to open up is difficult. Sometimes, their severance packages legally bars them from even mentioning their former employer.
Great point about that getting fired is often the best thing than can happen. It sets some off on wonderful new paths...and others, as you say, "sink into paralyzing depression." Very sad.
I learned long ago that no one is indispensable...from Gates, Jobs, Brin and Zuckerberg on down. Everyone runs up against the limits of their abilities.
Enterprises are being crushed by the weight of their bloated application portfolios, according to a new 40-page report from Capgemini entitled "Application Landscape Report 2014."
"The weight of application landscapes is reaching critical mass; disruptive technologies have emerged. It is no longer a question of “whether” to rationalize, but rather “when” and “how” to do it," the report says in the executive summary.
Stop thinking about the cranky CFO, cloud, BYOD, transformation, Big Data and your data centers for a moment and ask yourself: "What if I was fired tomorrow?"
Several on the recieving end of this question describe the ordeal of joblessness in one of the best stories I've read in a long time. Senior editor Kim Nash at CIO magazine (yes, I read it in print!) managed to get several CIOs to open up about the emotional, psychological and financial toll of joblessness. How she got these CIOs to talk so candidly and personally is remarkable.
Google’s Panda (aka Farmer) is now in version 3.0 and it continues to cause noticeable effects on Google pagerank and web site rankings and in turn search results and site traffic ever since it began in February. That is why CIO’s must be engaged directly on enterprise search, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) instead of leaving it to the marketing department.
The decision to lease vs. buy is a recurring challenge for CIOs struggling with financing IT equipment. Adding to the challenge is the increasing number of options to accomplish IT projects using cloud computing or vendor hosted managed services. Often CIO’s and CFO’s get tangled in the buy vs. lease decision prematurely which can lead to a bad decision with lasting effects.
We have IT cartels! Really? Well at least that is according to outgoing US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra in his remarks before the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Vivek said in his remarks before the council “that we almost have an IT cartel within federal IT” which is served by “very few companies” who benefit from government spending “because they understand the procurement process better than anyone else.”
Amazon has released AWS GovCloud as its latest cloud offering aimed at addressing the highly specialized need of government agencies subject to export control regulations. The AWS GovCloud offering allows US government agencies to purchase existing AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Simple Storage Solution (S3), and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) services that are maintained in physically and logically separated areas.