Category Archives: Statistics

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond

Via Gartner …

By 2015, 20 percent of non-IT Global 500 companies will be cloud service providers. The move by non-IT organizations to provide non-IT capabilities via cloud computing will further expand the role of IT decision making outside the IT organization. This represents yet another opportunity for IT organizations to redefine their value proposition as service enablers — with either consumption or provision of cloud-based services. As non-IT players externalize core competencies via the cloud, they will be interjecting themselves into value chain systems and competing directly with IT organizations that have traditionally served in this capacity.

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Record U.S. Exports Reflect Midwest Boom With 3.7% Jobless

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The unemployment rate in North Dakota is 3.7 percent, and “if it wasn’t for cable news, we probably wouldn’t have any idea that the rest of the country was any different,” said Doug Johnson, co-owner of crop insurer TCI Insurance in West Fargo, who added six new employees this year.

As businesses across the U.S. struggle to recover from the deepest recession since World War II and the national jobless rate remains stuck at 9.6 percent, Johnson has benefited from his location in the northern Great Plains, where a boom in commodities, such as wheat and soybeans, is helping to create jobs, lift farmers’ incomes and fuel demand for goods ranging from Deere & Co. tractors and Agco Corp. combines to dinners at local restaurants.

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Job posting growth in all 12 industries: an Industry Employment Trends first

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Our May Industry Employment Trends provide the strongest evidence yet of an improving job market. May 2010 shows year-over-year job posting growth in all 12 of the major industries we track. This is the first time we’ve seen positive growth in all sectors since launching Industry Employment Trends in February 2009.

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Pew: Cloud Services Will Dominate By 2020

Via Data Center Knowledge …

By 2020, most people will access software applications online and access information through the use of cloud services hosted on remote server networks, according to a new Pew Internet & American life survey of 895 technology stakeholders and critics.

A solid majority of technology experts and stakeholders participating in the fourth Future of the Internet survey conducted by Pew Internet and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center agreed that the cloud will dominate, and desktop usage will diminish in the next 10 years.

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Tech Sector in Hiring Drive

Via Wall Street Journal …

The technology industry, an engine of innovation and U.S. prosperity for more than half a century, is accelerating its recovery from the recession with surging earnings that have spurred companies to sharply ramp up their hiring.

The latest evidence for the rebound came Thursday, when Internet giant Google Inc. posted a 37% profit jump for the first quarter and chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. reported a 34% revenue increase to record levels. The results follow the strong showing of bellwether Intel Corp., which Tuesday announced quarterly profit that nearly quadrupled on a 44% jump in sales.

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Huge Growth Projected for Web Tech, Software, Systems Job Market

Via ReadWriteWeb …

Looking for a job? You’re probably about to find one. By the year 2018 there will be 1.4 million job openings for so-called “computer specialists” – that’s everyone from developers to database administrators – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The non-hardware-related job market is expected to grow faster than almost any other sector in the country. For instance, jobs for systems and application software developers are expected to grow 30%-34%. The number of network systems and data communications jobs will explode by 53%.

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More Employers Plan to Increase Hiring of College Graduates

Via WSJ Blogs …

More employers plan to increase college graduate hiring than decrease it for the first time in more than a year.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers‘ index for college hiring rose to 98.2, up from 87.2 in November. The index, based on the organization of career counselors’ survey of 122 employers and released Tuesday, covers employer expectations for January through March.

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Gartner Says Worldwide SaaS Revenue to Grow 18 Percent in 2009

Via Garner Research …

Worldwide software as a service (SaaS) revenue is forecast to reach $7.5 billion in 2009, a 17.7 percent increase from 2008 revenue of $6.4 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The market will show consistent growth through 2013 when worldwide SaaS revenue will total over $14 billion for the enterprise application markets.

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America’s Hot Jobs (and Not Jobs)

Via The Daily Beast …

With unemployment over 10 percent for the first time in 26 years, The Daily Beast crunches the numbers to determine the careers with the best—and worst—prospects. The results: the 10 high-growth and 10 worst-growth jobs out there.

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What’s the best method to use for referral source tracking?

There are many opposing opinions and theories regarding how to accurately track the true referral sources with regards to how candidates arrive at corporate career centers.

Dr. John Sullivan’s recent article, Determining the Correct Source of Hire: the First Step in Recruiting Excellence, ( website) addresses these issues and points out what it he believes is ultimately the best approach. It’s an interesting read and covers some new areas that others haven’t addressed.

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