The IT Industry and the 2007 Job Market

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The IT Industry and the 2007 Job Market

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The IT Industry and the 2007 Market : 

The IT Industry and the 2007 Market William F. Slater, III, PMP July 2007

Career Planning 1960 - 2000 : 

Career Planning 1960 - 2000 It used to be pretty simple…

Challenges : 

Challenges William F. Slater, III – Copyright 2003 You Keeping up With technology Strong Trend Toward Offshore Jobs Not enough Time for Everything Keeping up With the Demands of Your boss and your job Keeping up With Family Obligations Moore’s Law Will help Make your Computer obsolete In 36 – 48 months Microsoft Never Sleeps Staying healthy, Getting Enough Rest Eating right Watching your weight Commoditization Of skills For All IT Professionals In 2007

What’s Driving the Industry? : 

What’s Driving the Industry?

Moore’s Law – The Fifth Paradigm : 

Moore’s Law – The Fifth Paradigm Kurzweil expansion of Moore's Law from integrated circuits to earlier transistors, vacuum tubes, relays and electromechanical computers.

Moore’s Law : 

Moore’s Law The number of transistors on a piece of silicon will double every 18 months for the same or cheaper cost First published by Gordon Moore of Intel Corporation on April 19, 1965 in Electronics magazine, Vol. 38, No. 8 It has held true since it was published

Moore’s Law – Applied to CPUs : 

Moore’s Law – Applied to CPUs

Moore’s Law – Applied to CPUs : 

Moore’s Law – Applied to CPUs

Moore’s Law – The Future : 

Moore’s Law – The Future Because of Moore’s Law, computers get cheaper and more powerful, constantly.

Moore’s Law – The Future : 

Moore’s Law – The Future Image Credit: Intel. From the Intel Developer Forum Spring 2005

The Economic Impact of Moore’s Law on CPUs and Memory : 

The Economic Impact of Moore’s Law on CPUs and Memory Source: http://blogs.business2.com/business2blog/hardware_itchips/index.html

Does Moore’s Law Apply to Anything Else? : 

Does Moore’s Law Apply to Anything Else? Yes – People! Employers in 2007 want many more skills for the same or less amount of money!

1997 and 2007 : 

1997 and 2007 1997 Programming Database Administration System Administration Scripter Network Administration Security Specialist 2007 Business Analyst Business Analyst Project Management The job market now expects all of these functions to be done by one highly skilled IT professional for about $85,000 / year Each of these functions used to represent one highly skilled IT professional… And at the top of their career, each was making about $85,000 / year But No… $595,000 !

1997 and 2007 : 

1997 and 2007 1997 Programming Database Administration System Administration Scripter Network Administration Security Specialist 2007 Business Analyst Business Analyst Project Management The job market now expects all of these functions to be done by one highly skilled IT professional for about $85,000 / year Each of these functions used to represent one highly skilled IT professional… And at the top of their career, each was making about $85,000 / year Note: $85,000 in 2007 USD = $62,000 in 1997 USD They want… $595,000 ! $85,000 !

6 Skills CIOs Want in New IT Workers : 

6 Skills CIOs Want in New IT Workers Source: http://www.cioinsight.com/slideshow/0,1206,l=&s=&a=217671,00.asp

Back to Moore’s Law and Hardware : 

Back to Moore’s Law and Hardware

What Happens When Moore’s Law Hits the Brick Wall *? : 

What Happens When Moore’s Law Hits the Brick Wall *? (*) “The brick wall refers to the smallest possible building blocks for these transistors--atoms and molecules.” Beebe

What Happens When Moore’s Law Hits the Wall? : 

What Happens When Moore’s Law Hits the Wall? No more faster processors… for a while To be competitive, software developers will have to develop programs that are optimized to this last fastest processor Efforts will be accelerated to use technologies like nanotechnology, light switching, biotechnologies, etc., in order to bring about the next paradigm of powerful, inexpensive, ubiquitous computing.

Offshore – The Problem : 

Offshore – The Problem Jamaica Aims to be the “Bill Gates” of Jamiaca Jamaica Philippines

Offshore – The Problem : 

Offshore – The Problem India India Russia India

Offshore – The Problem : 

Offshore – The Problem Bill Gates Carly Fiorina Scott McNealy Larry Ellison Bill Clinton U.S. Congress

Offshore – The Problem : 

Offshore – The Problem The Internet Globalization

Rewards : 

Rewards For your hard work, you will either find a job or get to keep your present job. William F. Slater, III – Copyright 2003

Keeping Your IT Job - 2007 : 

Keeping Your IT Job - 2007 Keep your skills up Buy and read good technology books Create a network at home Attend IT seminars Join and participate in professional organizations Don’t specialize, be strong in several areas Get a mentor (ISOC-Chicago has a mentoring program) Develop strong people and communication skills Seek jobs where you get to interface with the customer directly, to assure them that you are helping make them happy Do regular status reports Keep the Team website updated with your work Cheerfully volunteer for additional responsibilities Work hard at making your boss look good and the customer happy Be ultra-reliable: Never miss work. (Graphic from UI Springfield)

Sage Advice: : 

Sage Advice: The IT career field treats Stagnated IT workers the same way it treats old Computers: It gets rid of them. So keep busy honing your skills and adding new skills outside of the work place!

If Keeping Your Skills Up to Date Is Too Much to Ask… : 

If Keeping Your Skills Up to Date Is Too Much to Ask… There are other career alternatives…

IT Career Alternatives : 

IT Career Alternatives

IT Career Alternatives : 

IT Career Alternatives

IT Career Alternatives : 

IT Career Alternatives Car Salesperson Fast Food Worker

IT Career Alternatives : 

IT Career Alternatives Health Care Worker

IT Career Alternatives : 

IT Career Alternatives Construction Worker Assembly Line Worker

IT Career Alternatives : 

IT Career Alternatives

IT Career Alternatives : 

IT Career Alternatives “Would you like to swing on a Star? "Carry MoonBeams Home In A Jar?And be better off than you are? "If you're not happy with what you are,""You could always be a fish!" Image Source: www.scri8e.com/stars/moonz/MoonBeamsInJar/ Image source: www.thebiskybatz.co.uk/html/order_.html

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