IBM reports that every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Of that data, 90% of it has been created in the past two years. This massive amount of information is forcing companies to look at creating new positions to handle all their data (which is now reaching into the petabytes).
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San Francisco is home to some of the hottest technology companies in the country right now. Facebook, Google, Dropbox, and Twitter all call the Bay Area home and have been rated some of the best places to work. As a result of their (and others) success, technology jobs in San Francisco are booming more than ever before. If you are skilled in one of these areas and either live or are looking to move to the Bay Area, you are in luck! Here are the most in-demand tech jobs in San Francisco:
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The rapidly evolving IT industry is one that requires organizations to hire the best talent in order to remain innovative and offer superior products or services to their customers. It could be argued that IT departments within organizations are the most instrumental in the success of the organization overall. Because of the heavy reliance on IT for success, it’s imperative that organizations staff their IT departments with the best talent they can get their hands on. The challenge that results is hiring someone with the necessary skills to do the best job.
Deciding to hire someone as an independent contractor or permanent employee is a big decision that can affect organizations in a major way. A variety of factors must be considered before making a determination and organizations must ask themselves many questions in order to ensure they hire the correct type of worker. The two major questions that must be answered are:
BYOD-If you’re not familiar with the term, you soon will be. BYOD (bring-your-own-device) is one of the biggest trends sweeping the employment landscape today and is causing some of the biggest headaches for IT decision makers. Employees are becoming more accustomed to having newer technologies at their fingertips due to increasing smartphone and tablet use. Because of this, many of these employees want the choice of using these same technologies in the workplace.
The information technology industry is always changing and evolving, and 2013 looks to be no different. The dramatic rate of change in technology is great for innovation and increased business efficiency but can also cause problems for many organizations. The new changes and breakthroughs in technology require organizations to hire employees that are experienced and up-to-date on the new technologies. Often, this can pose a challenge for businesses because the talent pool is split between recent grads with little experience or longer tenured employees whose skills may not be up to date with the newer tech advances.
As companies grow and expand, the amount of data contained within the company will do the same. Emails, documents and presentations start to gather and take up room and before you know it, you're running out of space. Asking your employees to constantly clean out their files and inboxes gets old and buying additional space and equipment can be costly.
Competition is everywhere in the business world and in many cases, companies use several venders in order to get results in a timely manner. After all, time is money and the race to receive and fill orders is fierce. People striving to be the best; striving to close the deal; and striving to appease their superiors. Ultimately, success is what companies want. It’s what they need and it’s what they desire.
Tough competition can lead to renewed frustration, but it’s this frustration which makes winning so much better. Without competition, success wouldn’t be as appreciated. Without competition, failure wouldn’t be realized. Competition is what makes people better. Competition is what helps us learn. And competition is what makes companies great.
Last week Synergis enjoyed an afternoon off to celebrate hitting our numbers during the month of April. It was a tough number to hit. One that presented extra effort across the board. Employees across the office put in extra time in order to win a much needed afternoon away from the office and the goal was reached well before the deadline. Co-workers saw results, and more importantly, supervisors took notice. Numbers were up, and so was morale. The competition was tougher than ever, but hard work paved the way for success.
The day to celebrate all our hard work finally came. As we listened to our drivers instructions, a competitive sense that was always spread throughout the office seemed to make it to the track. No longer were our sights set on beating competition outside the office. The competitive nature had made its way amongst fellow employees. This race wasn’t about working as a team to beat out our competitors, rather than a race amongst friends alike. A winner takes all scenario. The competitive drive that makes Synergis great was harnessed between track and tire. Not between friend and foe, rather between office and cube, recruiter and AE, and worker & manager. The green flag was upon us, and for 12 meaningful laps, the team that made up Synergis, was divided.