Interesting article on Enterprise Systems IT salary survey in Monday’s InfoWorld. The survey “found that although application programmers scored the largest pay increases, at almost 9 percent, all IT staff positions with applications and system responsibilities had year-to-year jumps in base salary.” Other interesting stats from the survey include: Application programmers received the biggest salary […]
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Information Week spent a great deal of its July 17 issue discussing the IT workforce shortage and a variety of issues surrounding it. One of the articles, Computer Classes Seen as Shop Class” at Many Schools, discusses an area of the talent pipeline that is contributing to the image problem of IT. The article starts: […]
You may recall that Senator John Ensign (R-NV) promised a hearing on high performance computing back in May while passing innovation legislation out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. This morning the Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness held a hearing on high performance computing that Sen. Ensign, the subcommittee chair, and […]
There is an interesting article at Forbes.com about Neumont University, a for-profit school in Utah, aiming to fill the need for well trained computer professionals. The school is anything but traditional with classes from 8 to 5, year round and a very hands on learning approach. The idea that Neumont is based on is that […]
Jay Vegso suggested this should load on CRA’s homepage, but I think I can get away with it here. Yip-yips meet the computer.
NC State prof and former CRA Digital Government Fellow Annie Antón sends word that The Privacy Place is conducting its 2005 survey of online privacy policies and user values. The Privacy Place is an inter-disciplinary team of researchers at North Carolina State University’s Computer Science and Business Management departments as well as the Georgia Tech […]
If American students aren’t going to take up computer science, Indian students will. SiliconIndia.com and Hindu Business Line report, “Rising salaries and a growing software industry may have made IT one of the most sought-after careers for Indian students. An estimated 73,500 engineering graduates are expected to take up hi-tech jobs this fiscal [year].” The […]
MSNBC has some interesting coverage of an important but oft-overlooked part of our IT workforce: students seeking vocational rather than research-oriented IT training. The article covers the recent AAAS report entitled Preparing Women and Minorities for the IT Workforce: The Role of Nontraditional Educational Pathways. The article begins: Pop quiz: Which schools produced the most […]
The Mercury News has an interesting piece today on a new book by Don Nielson detailing the important history of SRI (formerly Stanford Research Insitute). The institute, founded in 1946 at Stanford University, has played a role in an number of significant innovations in IT including serving as one of the first four nodes on […]
ACM’s U.S. Public Policy Committee puts together a great monthly newsletter with all the DC happenings of interest to the tech community. The May edition is out now and chock full of good stuff, including updates on ACM’s Voter Registration Database study, the Real ID Act, spyware legislation, and a look ahead to June. Check […]