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ChrisMurphy
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12/29/2014 | 9:55:56 AM
Unicorns to learn from
I'm not so sure that the web giants are all that unicorn-like, and I would say that on the whole the fascination with them, especially for reasonably large companies, is a healthy one. When FedEx created a new data center, it mirrored the general purpose data center infrastructure architecture of cloud providers like Amazon; as Fidelity is building a new data center, it's borrowing aspects of Facebook's use of the Open Compute, open-source hardware movement. They set the bar for performance, companies can't afford to ignore them.   
SunitaT0
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12/29/2014 | 1:28:59 PM
Re: Unicorns to learn from
"They set the bar for performance, companies can't afford to ignore them."

@chris: I don't think this will ever stop. Just think about companies that are growing vertically (i.e. taking their business to the cloud) and now think about the amount of options available to them at this point of time, with so many less players. In 5 or so years this market is going to be teeming with competition.
SunitaT0
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12/29/2014 | 1:30:47 PM
Increased automation
I'm sure the human element in IT industry would feel left out if they were replaced by high work value automation. I think if there is no middle ground between automation and employment of labour, then this could merge as a problem.
Stratustician
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12/29/2014 | 2:19:23 PM
Re: Increased automation
I don't think we are going to get to that point just yet.  There is still a high need for skilled folks who can build out the automation infrastructure and to ensure that the rest of any systems that will utilize it are up to date and able to stand the transition to a more automated environment.  The transition stages will be the most critical, with lots of opportunity for folks with the right skills to get involved in this next wave of IT model change.
Ashu001
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12/30/2014 | 12:30:39 PM
Re: Increased automation
Stratustican,

I daresay not all those Unemployed IT Folks(who have lost their Jobs because of Automation) and can't be re-trained (for whatever reason) feel this way today.

We are very much in the Transistion phase today and somehow the Available IT Oppurtunities while there are'nt quite all that they are made out to be[Although I could be missing some obvious oppurtunities here].

 
tzubair
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12/30/2014 | 2:24:08 PM
Re: Increased automation
"I think if there is no middle ground between automation and employment of labour, then this could merge as a problem."

@SunitaT0: I agree. But it's difficult to reach a point where you create a balance between automation and employment. As long as there are savings involved and benefits to be reaped, companies would prefer to automate regardless of what long-term impact it may have on the labor.
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12/30/2014 | 2:38:31 PM
Re: Unicorns to learn from
 

"When FedEx created a new data center, it mirrored the general purpose data center infrastructure architecture of cloud providers like Amazon; as Fidelity is building a new data center, it's borrowing aspects of Facebook's use of the Open Compute, open-source hardware movement."

@Chris: I think it's great to see companies coming up with their own solutions that can somewhat become industry standards in the years to come. I think this should be encouraged and more and more companies should start getting their best-practices patented so that they also make some money when companies try to imitate them.

 
Gigi3
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1/2/2015 | 2:33:38 AM
Cloud & Big Data for 2015
"In 2015, IT organizations will continue to move IT services to third-party cloud service providers. "

Sarah, I think Cloud and Big data are the two domains, to be more prominent in IT domain for 2015. In cloud again it can be more prominent with Hybrid cloud than either private or public cloud. 
Gigi3
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1/2/2015 | 2:37:58 AM
Re: Increased automation
"I daresay not all those Unemployed IT Folks(who have lost their Jobs because of Automation) and can't be re-trained (for whatever reason) feel this way today. We are very much in the Transistion phase today and somehow the Available IT Oppurtunities while there are'nt quite all that they are made out to be[Although I could be missing some obvious oppurtunities here].

Asish, this transition phase can happen at any moment; especially when technology changes. Employs has to be prepare themselves for a transit either by updating their skills or knowledge. Otherwise they becomes odd and gradually can be phase out.  
Ashu001
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1/2/2015 | 5:35:11 AM
Re: Increased automation
Gigi,

Here's the whole problem(as I see it)-This constant change leaves a lot of ordinary folks unsettled in IT with not everybody ready and willing to make the constant changes neccessary to keep up with the relentless pace of change causing them to feel left out.

However,that does'nt mean they are completely Useless-No way!

Its important to spend time re-training them so as to enable them to their job effectively enough.

I know its easier(in the short-term) to Hire someone who's trained just for the Job but this Constant attrition ends up destroying Company Culture (&Employee Loyalty)entirely in the Long-term.

 
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