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What Will Eat Your IT Job?
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herman_munster
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herman_munster,
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11/15/2011 | 8:00:50 PM
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Laurianne
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11/15/2011 | 7:28:01 PM
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Simon, I'm curious, are you working in a highly automated, virtualized environment? Virtualization is solving those cost issues associated with scale out, without need for an army of admins. Virtualization does require IT to train up or hire up for some new skills though -- such as virtualization security. Also requires IT staffers from storage, network, security teams to work together in new ways. Are you seeing the # of vendors in play at your organization go down, or up, in this era of virtualization? Thanks for the feedback! Laurianne McLaughlin, Editor-in-Chief, InformationWeek.com
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11/15/2011 | 6:55:36 PM
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Oh my. Did I just read, "yesterday's lower level IT jobs?" And that they were filled with H1-B workers??? That can't be! H1-B workers were only necessary to fill the high tech void left by Americans who were not technically advanced enough to be able to perform those functions. Intere$ting how the$e fact$ get ignored by our leader$ when it'$ convenient. Thank$ Congre$$.
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11/15/2011 | 3:49:19 AM
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I think in the long term the server, storage, network, database, etc administration jobs will be automated, but in the short term it looks like the situation is going in the opposite direction. There are all kinds of CIOs that are so "cost on the PO" driven that they are moving to x86 and massively scaled-out technology. You can buy an x86 server and some disk for nothing, but it requires an army of administrators to keep all that gear up and integrate components from 28 different vendors. As x86 becomes more prevalent, there will be an increasing need for people to integrate, update, patch, etc. Unless, of course, the "cloud" takes over, but that has its own issues.


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