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Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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7/24/2014 | 11:39:06 AM
Interesting titles
Did the report describe what, exactly, an "information insight enabler" does? Is that just another name for data scientist, perhaps at a less-stratospheric salary?
Kristin Burnham
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7/24/2014 | 11:50:38 AM
Re: Interesting titles
It did not, though I'd guess an iteration of data scientist, too.
Laurianne
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7/24/2014 | 12:00:57 PM
Re: Interesting titles
"Collaboration evangelist" has me scratching my head a bit too.
Gary_EL
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7/24/2014 | 1:01:35 PM
Actually, a good sign
I take this report to mean that IT is becoming more and more a mainstream occupation. IT people are no longer just developing IT, rather they are applying IT to all phases of the economy. IT expertise is becoming more and more of a must-have staple, no matter what businesss a company is in.
PedroGonzales
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7/24/2014 | 1:09:22 PM
Re: Interesting titles
I'm scratching my head to what that is as well "information insight enabler".  I have heard of user interface designer and some of my friends have told me that this field is growing.  Just knowing tech skills is not enough these days
David F. Carr
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7/24/2014 | 1:43:16 PM
Re: Interesting titles
Next up: Job Title Obstrufication Enabler. VP of Obscure Titles
TerryB
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7/24/2014 | 1:53:08 PM
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It never was enough @Pedro. My BS in Comp Sci from 1985 also included a minor in business. That has probably served me better than the tech side because the technology has changed so much. That allowed me early in my career to collapse Programmer/Analyst, Project Leader and Systems Manager into a single job. Think that doesn't make you employable and valuable to your company?

I don't get all this specialization today. Skills that were part of being a Programmer/Analyst, like knowing user interface design, are now a specialty? What's next, instead of Comp Sci degree you will now get a BS in Customer Experience? Where is this train headed?
Thomas Claburn
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7/24/2014 | 4:14:30 PM
Re: Interesting titles
>"Collaboration evangelist" has me scratching my head a bit too.

If you have to evangelize collboration, that's a sure sign that it's not happening.
kstaron
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kstaron,
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7/24/2014 | 6:11:00 PM
New IT roles
I'm a little confused about the new IT jobs trending for non IT companies. What exactly is a 'collaborator evangelist'? Sounds like somone singing hyms about working together. Or something you'd find in buzzword bingo. What skills does that position require?

It's good to know the geographic distribution of IT is spreading out. It may affect where we opt to move next time, and the ability to get a job without going to a high cost of living area can be a draw for the right companies. for those of you looking into the job market, does this change anything about where you might look fora new IT job?
Henrisha
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Henrisha,
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7/25/2014 | 12:54:50 AM
Re: Interesting titles
You have a point. There are many institutions these days offering specialization courses and workshops and to a certain degree, they can be incredibly helpful. But the real "specialization" comes when you're on the job and on the field, where you deal with what you're supposed to deal with on a daily basis and eventually develop and hone those skills in the process.
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