Some big news this morning on the smartphone front, but our reading also took a contemplative turn, probing the conventional wisdom on Cloud ROI and the IT talent chasm. Some highlights:
“How to Prepare for the Coming IT Skills Revolution” (Computerworld)
“Everybody is a free agent, navigating the corporate chaos,” says Todd Weinman, president of The Weinman Group, an executive search firm headquartered in Oakland, Calif., that specializes in audit and corporate governance. In the IT job market, he says, “the people who are faring a little bit better are constantly cultivating their careers on a variety of fronts.”
“In our survey of 152 senior business executives and 162 IT executives, more executives singled out the IT organization than any other as the function they wanted to rebuild from scratch. Half will revamp their IT organization in the next 12 months.”
“Cloud’s Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?” (InformationWeek)
“Those lower operating costs are what Jim Comfort, IBM’s VP of cloud management, hangs his hat on. The real payoff is from a more efficient operating environment, from easier management and economies of scale in a standardized, x86-server cloud data center, he says. But since most companies can’t say with much clarity what it costs them to deliver a particular IT service, measuring the payoff from moving to the cloud becomes a murky exercise.”
And finally, the smartphone race heats up as Samsung announces a June 21 launch date for the new Galaxy S III (via CNET). With five participating carriers, will it be a home run for the Android OS? iOS and Android partisans, weigh in!
Samsung Galaxy S III image via Mashable