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David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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4/29/2015 | 1:26:12 PM
Re: American tech needs a paradigm shift
@ashu001- Well, I'm sure it depends on your business. But I think the issue is that the work is the work. You have x dollars to get done y work. Even if you take the cynical view that the CIO is out to get the biggest bonus possible, he or she does that by doing the most with the least.

One of the common discussions going on here is what is the right mix of insourced and outsourced work. Several people say that a year or two ago they thought the right ratio was 30% in and 70% out. Now, they think the pendulum is swinging back toward in. Most mentioned to costs to outsourcing-- lack of innovation and the premium they were paying for talent.

If you hire a consultant (or a contractor from a firm) they have to pay top dollar to the talent and then they have to charge you OVER top talent so they make a profit. This worked fine when top talent was available for cheap from all over the world. As salaries rise in many developing countries, it isn't working. So now, you hire the top talent directly and save the premium.

Of course, certain things should just be shunted to the cloud or done via a service because they aren't core to your business or you don't have capabilities or whatever. 

But a lot of this is about global economics of IT changing.
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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4/29/2015 | 12:49:42 PM
Re: American tech needs a paradigm shift
@impactnow- It looks like people are trying a lot of different things. Some folks I've been talking to are looking to automate more. Others are looking at insourcing as a way of saving money. It seems counterintuitive, but several CIOs here at IWeek cCnference have been noting that they are paying a premium for consultants or contractors because those folks need to make a profit, too. Insourcing avoids the middleman and allows you to pay the employee directly (meansingyou can compete on salary). I have to say others have sort of given up. They see the problem. they just don't know what to do about it.

I think we're seeing a lot of flux in strategy and the movement of people (cloud is a major driver of this). Stay tuned. I think we'll be writing a lot about this in the coming year or two. I'll be attending a session on the talnet gap later today at Interop, too. So maybe I'll have a couple of answers for you.
impactnow
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4/29/2015 | 12:36:17 PM
Re: American tech needs a paradigm shift

 

Dave very interesting list it really provides a landscape of where the tech industry is and where it's going. I agree that there is a lack of talent but there is also overlooked talent. What strategies did you find companies looking at to get good talent? Are they looking at telecommuting/remote offices, opening offices in talent heavy regions outside of NY and SF?

David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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4/29/2015 | 11:55:01 AM
Re: American tech needs a paradigm shift
@asksqn- Well, I think it is fair that all sort of ":sms" exist inside corporate America in pockets. I have no doubt sexism, racism, and all sortos of problems exist and we cover them.

But I have to say, I'm not sure I agree with the idea that American companies never hire anyone else. IT unemployment is extremely low in America. There is a general percpetion that we don't have enough IT pros. People I talked to at InformationWeek conference this week all say they are desperate to find qualified candidates from colleges. They are struggling to find them. 

I think this is as much a failure of the American education system as it is a failure of corporate America. Enterprises can't afford to ignore talent for racial or gender reasons.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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4/27/2015 | 9:16:06 AM
Re: Not really surprising results
Hi, Ahish,

Glassdoor is a great resource. I wrote a blog about the company a few years ago when most people were still unfamiliar with the name. It is really working on getting people useful information so that they will see it as resource for job seekers, making it more attractive to companies who post their jobs there.


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