President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The legislation is a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, a $1.2 billion program last overhauled by Congress in 2006. The new law allows states to set their own goals for career and technical education programs without the education secretary’s approval, requires them to make progress toward those goals, and makes other changes to federal CTE law.
On 4/19, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner confirmed the results of their Skills Gap report in an interview with CNBC. In addition to what analysts expected in the form of STEM jobs lag (specifically things like Mobile Software Engineer) Weiner also highlighted the serious supply/demand imbalance in Business Skills and Communications.
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO ESCAPE THE CLOUD IN THE BUSINESS WORLD THESE DAYS, AND FOR GOOD REASON.
The technology is changing every sector out there, and it's allowing employees to work harder and more efficiently than ever before. In fact, the cloud is so successful that Gartner believes the public cloud will be worth a whopping $411 billion by 2020. Clearly, there's a bright future for the cloud in enterprise. While this is good for both employers and consumers, the implementation of such a revolutionary technology can seem daunting to those who aren't familiar with it. Specifically, many project managers are wondering how the cloud is going to affect their position.
GARTNER'S TOP 10, PRESENTED BY LOUIS COLUMBUS
Gartner’s predictions and the series of assumptions supporting them illustrate how CIOs must seek out and excel in the role of business strategist first, technologist second. In 2018 and beyond CIOs will be more accountable than ever for revenue generation, value creation, and the development and launch of new business models using proven and emerging technologies. Gartner’s ten predictions point to the future of CIOs as collaborators in new business creation, selectively using technologies to accomplish that goal.
Cloud computing used to be a fringe concept. Its predecessors - such as time sharing systems and thin clients - go back decades, but it wasn't until the launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure in the late 2000s that it really took off. It's now so thoroughly in the mainstream that a core consumer-facing Apple service - iCloud, which is backed by AWS and Azure assets - has "cloud" right in its name.