IT job cuts appear to be in progress at Northeast Utilities in Connecticut, thanks to a move to offshore a significant number of jobs. You may wonder how this happens. Why is it so easy for U.S. companies, even a utility with a captive customer base, to move jobs overseas?
Did you see Ironman this weekend? Did you notice the Oracle Exadata server in the van?
No spoiler alert needed. I’m not giving anything away about the movie. It’s a decent popcorn crunching film. But what left me in awe wasn’t the film, but what may be the most outrageous product placement ever by an IT company.
The movie makes several references to Oracle databases as our hero, Tony Stark, battles the latest evil-doer.
Creative people are inventive throughout their life. For them, the creative process is about continuing advancement. But in high-tech there is a tendency to believe that creativity is the domain of youth, something that may be true at Facebook.
Norm Matloff, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Davis, makes the argument, in his most recent newsletter, that Facebook favors the young in hiring.