DiceTV Update: Why Software on Demand’s a Healthy Place to Be

 

Our Main Points

  • Software as a Service is poised for dramatic growth.
  • Gartner sees worldwide sales rising past $8.5
    billion by 2014
  • That’s up from 2009’s $7.5 billion.
  • That kind of increase means on-demand applications
    will probably make up a larger percentage of enterprise software sales for
    the foreseeable future.
  • That dovetails nicely with a new poll that shows
    most IT professionals think cloud computing will result in more jobs.
  • 75 percent polled by a UK recruiter say cloud skills
    will make them more marketable.
  • 40 percent say the cloud will lead to an overall
    increase in tech positions.
  • Software on demand and cloud computing aren’t
    really the same thing. But their growth can go hand in hand.

 

  • Employees, not IT departments, increasingly dictate
    which devices and applications
    companies use.
  • EMC’s RSA division found 20 percent of the
    businesses polled allow users to suggest which smartphones to buy.
  • Among other things, that means IT has to plan for products
    that were designed for consumer use ¿ not business use.
  • To make things more interesting, Cisco reports that
    50 percent of employees ignore their company’s security policies to play
    social media games.
  • 27 percent reconfigure their devices on their own
    in order to do it.
  • I’d never do that.
  • Yahoo is looking for a few good hackers.
  • The company says it’s open to taking stakes in
    “creative young companies,” and notes it’s gotten a lot of good
    ideas through its relationship with hackers and its Open Hack Days.
  • Go to Yahoo and search on “Yahoo Open
    Hack” for the latest.

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4 Responses to “DiceTV Update: Why Software on Demand’s a Healthy Place to Be”

August 05, 2010 at 9:43 am, Irony said:

I find this guy informative and witty. I always like to hear about bleeding edge trends and crystal ball-type predictions in the world of IT from a guy running Windows XP from a 4’x4′ cube. Ironically, it does make a video like this more like the real-world. The only cloud I see is above his head dreaming of getting out of that cube.

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August 05, 2010 at 9:43 am, Irony said:

I find this guy informative and witty. I always like to hear about bleeding edge trends and crystal ball-type predictions in the world of IT from a guy running Windows XP from a 4’x4′ cube. Ironically, it does make a video like this more like the real-world. The only cloud I see is above his head dreaming of getting out of that cube.

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August 09, 2010 at 8:26 am, allaboutme said:

I find ‘Irony’ just like my own mind: thinking everybody is as needy as ‘me’ and that the setting for a video is ‘the real world’. Bless Irony and my own mind’s pointed lil heads. And thank you for them stopping.
here and now, guy! here and now

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August 09, 2010 at 8:26 am, allaboutme said:

I find ‘Irony’ just like my own mind: thinking everybody is as needy as ‘me’ and that the setting for a video is ‘the real world’. Bless Irony and my own mind’s pointed lil heads. And thank you for them stopping.
here and now, guy! here and now

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