Not everyone's a fan of Lenovo's recent plan to buy IBM's x86 server business. Since Monday, close to 1,000 workers at an IBM factory in China have been protesting the proposed acquisition, fearing they may lose their jobs if the deal goes through.
Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in data center engineering.
Two surveys show that starting salaries for recent college graduates with computer science degrees has slipped, but pay might not be the most important factor for IT professionals when it comes to choosing jobs.
Aon's global CIO, Steve Betts, who led the integration of IT operations following Aon's $4.9 billion acquisition of Hewitt Associates, is using social media tools to help employees connect around key issues. Insider (registration required)
CIO's Publisher Adam Dennison nominates the CIO as the best 'pathfinder' to help C-suite execs move confidently toward digital business, and provides a link to the CIO Executive Council's new digital readiness survey.
Age really is just a number. If you're keeping current on new technologies and advancement, and show a willingness to keep learning and growing, there's no reason it should be an impediment to your job search.
At many organizations, there's no longer a linear career path to a senior IT position. The trick is to not shy away from new experiences. Embrace change. Immerse yourself and get up to speed. Look at change as an opportunity to grow.