Many IT professionals aged 40+ or 50+ are without a job and the task of
finding a new one in IT is very difficult. There are a variety of opinions as
to why this should be.
Recently I participated in a popular discussion in the Linkedin Group "Israel
High Tech" about high-tech veterans and work. Here is a quick summery of the
arguments for and against.
The arguments for hiring veterans
The arguments for hiring veterans are that they have experience, Business
Knowledge and Technical skills (or at least many of them have these skills).
They will not quit their job for another job and they are willing to do any
assignment, even if some years ago they were Managers.
If this is the case, then the sole reason for not hiring them must be Ageism
e.g. Age Discrimination.
The arguments for not hiring veterans
The arguments for not hiring workers aged 40+ or 50+ are that they're sim... (more)
I wrote many posts about Vendors Survival. In most cases it is more
interesting to write about leading vendors and not about Vendors that for
surely will not Survive.
So I wrote about: Apple, Google, Microsoft, HP, EMC, Software AG, Nokia
All these companies are vulnerable, so their is probability that they will
not survive in 2023 (Nokia will not Survive).
I think that the probability is low (except Nokia). However, it is higher
then zero and the probability that one company will survive, could differ
from the probability that another company will survive.
I thought of wr... (more)
In previous posts I described Customers Types such as: The Customer Who Knows
Everything, The Self-Deprecating, The Captive, The Paralyzed Analyzer, The
Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
In this post I am going to describe The Social Customer.
The Social Customer is not necessarily a heavy user of Facebook, Twitter or
Linkedin. He is deeply involved in the Professional Community.
He knows exactly what his colleagues are doing.
His decisions are based on popularity: He will do exactly what the majority
of his Professional Community members do.
His decision is based on localization of the sa... (more)
I published a link to my post "Choosing a SOA Consultant" in Ulitzer.
Ulitzer is a "new media" site.
The site provides a portal like page for every author. You can look at my
page as an example.
Each article's page includes related articles. For example "Choosing a SOA
Consultant" page includes the article Anatomy of a Cloud Consultant - What
Defines A "Cloud Expert?, written by Reuven Cohen, a leading Cloud Computing
The interesting article demonstrates deep understanding of Cloud Computing
and I do agree with most of the ideas expressed in it.
However, I have different... (more)
Two years ago I published a post titled: Will Apple Survive until 2021?
Apple is not unique. I published other Vendors Long Term Survival posts e.g.
Google, Microsoft, HP, Software AG, SUN, EMC.
My conclusion was: "My answer is that the probability that it will not
survive is higher than the probability that the other vendors (not including
Software AG and obviously not including SUN) I discussed will not survive".
My habit is to Revisit, when a significant event occurs.
Waze acquisition by Google is a significant event, which should need
Anti-Trust clearance. Perhaps this event, is m... (more)