eansdad wrote: »
M$, Amazon and Google have 1 person for every 10,000 inboxes? So M$ has 92 people dealing with everything, Google has 32 and Amazon has 56? What is an "inbox" and why would any company have a 1:20? For a CIO he doesn't sound like too much in the know. And is he actually comparing FMG with its 2500 employees to M$, Amazon and Google?
"“Don’t get boxed in by certifications,” Vito Forte said in the keynote. “It’s not about certifications; it’s about the ability of your people to deliver."" - When is the last time someone without a cert got a Network Engineer 3 position?
He did away with Cisco switches for HP? Sure HP is cheaper but they don't have the features of Cisco. As for the switch to Hyper-V, that isn't innovative just good business sense. You're tooting your own horn over something any manager with a half a brain cell should have done.
"Forte bristled when asked whether there were specific programs or promotions in place to convince staff to re-skill around broader business-relevant disciplines. “You get to keep your job,” he said, bluntly. “Why do I have to provide incentives for people to do what they should already be doing? I think there is a natural progression in terms of the roles changing." - This guy sounds like a tool. Really you just expect someone to learn and get certified in something because you say so without anything? Anyone from Australia that can chime in on this place? I imagine a high turnover rate with a lot of temp staff.
This guy not only drank but is regurgitating the Kool Aid from HP, considering the summit was sponsored by HP.
Systems Admins aren’t going to disappear from the work force. I do see a lot of jobs joining Network and Systems Admins and Systems Admins and Desktop support but there will always be a need for their skill set.
kurosaki00 wrote: »
I dont think sys admin will go anywhere anywhen soon. Probably never in my lifetime.
Technology keeps evolving, even if some tasks die, some other will pop up, guess whats called the guy who does that? Sys Admin.
If something, I think DBAs responsabilities and in some scenarios the position will fade away due the Cloud technology boom.
Those things just back up alone, do reports alone, all authomatic. Need a query? just click clickity here and there and press start
kurosaki00 wrote: »
If something, I think DBAs responsabilities and in some scenarios the position will fade away due the Cloud technology boom. Those things just back up alone, do reports alone, all authomatic. Need a query? just click clickity here and there and press start
Internal IT shops, the speakers emphasised, have to reinvent themselves as “services brokers” that are responsive to business needs, rather than technologists.
“understand what the business wants, and either match it with the solutions available in the market or take the business problem to the service provider and vendor community to build a solution. “In terms of skills, you need someone who can talk to the business in plain, down to earth terms, without the technical jargon, to find out what they want and bridge the gap to the IT department to build that for them,”