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Computerworld Tech Forecast 2017 - Hottest Tech Skills for 2017

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How many jobs are available in technology in the US?

In spite of layoffs, tech unemployment dropped yet again and IT hiring looks hot heading into 2023

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Cisco launches 10-year plan to train 25 million people in IT skills

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Networking Academy, Cisco has launched new courses and partnerships to meet ambitious targets for cybersecurity, networking and general IT skills training.

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Gartner: IT matters more than ever to attract and keep the best talent

IT can help boost productivity and encourage the best workers to stay by boldly adopting cutting-edge technology that makes tasks easier.

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The astronomical costs of an asset disposal program gone wrong

As Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has learned, an information technology asset disposal program can protect a company against the potential catastrophe of data leaks from gear you’re getting rid of.

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Micron to build largest chip factory in US history

Micron plans to build a memory chip fabrication plant in upstate New York that it said will be the size of 40 football fields and create about 50,000 jobs. It may spend up to $100B over the next 20 years on the facility.

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Highest paid IT certifications command $130K+

Certifications from Cisco, Nutanix, VMware, and cloud providers pay enough to land on Skillsoft’s ranking of most lucrative tech skills.

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Survey: Outages, staffing challenge data centers

Data center operators are working to increase IT infrastructure reliability, keep key talent from being poached, and stay ahead of environmental regulations, Uptime Institute reports.

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AWS, Harvard collaborate to advance quantum networking

The AWS Center for Quantum Networking (CQN) and Harvard’s Quantum Initiative (HQI) group will team to cultivate projects to develop quantum memories, integrated photonics, and quantum applications that could help underpin future...

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Cloud networking certs: Which is right for you?

AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud offer career-boosting certifications in cloud networking.

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8 certifications to prepare for hybrid and multi-cloud

Networking pros can expand their roles in enterprise cloud endeavors – and advance their careers – by getting certified for hybrid and multi-cloud skills.

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Cisco adds to network training lineup with Cisco U. launch

New educational unit lets network pros follow goal-based learning paths to earn Cisco certifications or build specific skill sets to prepare for new roles.

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How to deal with network-operations brain drain

If you can’t find qualified candidates for NetOps jobs, automate what you can, and hire someone smart and willing to learn who can train for the job you need filled.

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9 hot jobs in the evolving data center

Data-center pros looking to ride technology waves toward more secure careers need both technical and people skills.

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7 emerging network jobs that could boost your career

Hot trends such as cloud, edge and remote work, plus new approaches including SASE, SD-WAN and ZTNA, are reshaping network job titles and skills requirements

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Cisco DevNet certs jump 50%, fanned by network automation

Cisco’s DevNet certifications emphasize network programing, automation, and application-development skills.

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Access denied: Always check for protocol compatibility

It’s easy to overlook, but when devices can’t be accessed, make sure they’re both working with the same protocol versions.

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Gartner: Diversity, equity and inclusion is key to better I&O teams

Infrastructure and operations technology needs to be less brittle and more agile, and DEI can help.

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Cisco CCIE certification explained

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert demonstrates an advanced understanding of networking principles plus specialized expertise in an area such as enterprise infrastructure, wireless, data center, security, and collaboration.

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