Archive for March, 2009

Gartner Reveals Top 10 Technologies

We found this great article from www.thebusinessofit.com and wanted to share it with you!

 

The good folks over at the Gartner Group have revealed the top 10 technologies that they believe will change the world over the next four years:

 

  1. Multicore and hybrid processors
  2. Virtualization and fabric computing
  3. Social networks and social software
  4. Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms
  5. Web mashups
  6. User Interface
  7. Ubiquitous computing
  8. Contextual computing
  9. Augmented reality
  10. Semantics

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Top 10 Technical Resume Mistakes

Top 10 Technical Resume Mistakes

 

This is a short post just to highlight the Top 10 on JDR’s list of resume mistakes.  The resume will not get you a job…however, it is a powerful tool that should be carefully put together

 

Top 10 Technical Resume mistakes:

 

1.     lacks clearly demonstrated experience with required skills

2.     objective does not match the position you apply for- better to leave it off if it doesn’t match

3.     complete dates and type of experience per position are not clearly defined- chronological is usually best & clearly show what you’ve done, where & when

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CIO Perspective: Part Six

CIO Perspective: Business Transformation, and the Role of Strategic CIO Leadership

Making Transformation Happen

 

Because we are in the business of providing products and services that make incredible service experiences happen, we are in a fortunate position to assist our forward-thinking customers in achieving their CIO-sponsored, IT-powered business and cultural transformations. Likewise, as with our customers, we leverage these same technologies to achieve our own transformational business goals and improve services to our employees, partners, and customers.

 

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CIO Perspective: Part Five

CIO Perspective: Business Transformation, and the Role of Strategic CIO Leadership

CIO Strategies Influence Our Business and Our Customers

The Alcatel-Lucent family of companies possesses a unique set of strengths where strategic CIO leadership may contribute to business transformations in multiple ways:

 

CIO Leadership internally – (AT CLIENT COMPANY) within, and across our greater family of Alcatel-Lucent companies, to lead collaborative transformations enabling creative innovation of better products and services for our employees, partners, and customers.

 

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CIO Perspective: Part Four

CIO Perspective: Business Transformation, and the Role of Strategic CIO Leadership

Strategic CIO-Sponsored Investments Make Service Transformations Possible

 

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CIO Perspective: Part Three

CIO Perspective: Business Transformation, and the Role of Strategic CIO Leadership

Productivity + Creativity + Collaboration = Transformation

 

A CIO who can introduce technology services that enable people to be more creative will be more strategic than one who does not. When it comes to connecting the dots to transformation, many, if not most CIOs spend a great deal of their time looking for opportunities to enhance individual employee productivity and streamline operations. This focus certainly delivers on the promise of achieving results better, cheaper and faster. But it is more akin to updating processes than engaging in meaningful transformation. Some CIOs spend a portion of their time helping employees become more creative. This can be done by ensuring broader access to the information resources they need at the time and place of their choosing – an essential element of the Dynamic Enterprise.

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CIO Perspective: Part Two

CIO Perspective: Business Transformation, and the Role of Strategic CIO Leadership

Transforming Business Culture into Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation

There is an emergence of Boardroom-level recognition of having a technology-grounded, business-savvy CIO leader as a competitive advantage – to facilitate innovation of new products and services that are attractive to customers. To inspire higher levels of innovation in an organization, it is essential to leverage communication and collaboration technologies that enable people to work better together, produce more, and deliver “hospitality-quality” service experiences for customers.

 

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CIO Perspective: Part One

CIO Perspective:  Business Transformation, and the Role of Strategic CIO Leadership

 

The spectrum of influence that a CIO has on business is evolving. Many CIOs today are “mostly operational” – functioning as top-level managers of day-to-day, cost-centered IT assets as well as overseeing the technical staff that keeps a business running. By contrast, more progressive executive teams recognize opportunities to leverage IT investments as an “enabler of business transformation,” which requires a higher level of influence on business change – a unique role that can only be served by a visionary, “strategic” CIO leader.

 

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Is There a Silver Lining After Being Laid Off?

Is there a silver lining after being laid off?  Well, not that you can usually see when it is happening to you!

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Ideal Job- Part 2- Keeping

Remember from Part 1, that an ideal job- IJ, is a position working for a company that you believe in.  In order to really believe in a company, you must believe in their products, the people they employ and also, their ethics…among other things.

If you show up each day and do just enough to get a paycheck you will ultimately lose that job. If you complain how hard everything is or how wrong things are, you not only bring yourself down but you will also be let go.  If you love your job and feel you are in an IJ now but need to make more money, do not ask for a raise.  Instead do the following:

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