Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Where are the younger IT workers?

Had an interesting conversation with another consultant at lunch today. We have both noticed that there are relatively fewer younger IT workers in the field now. We are both 30 years old, and most of the people we work with are about our age or a bit older.

Ten years ago during my co-op days and then immediately after in the first years of my career there were quite a few IT workers in their early twenties. The normal model seemed to be a late-twenties guy as a tech lead, a mid-thirties guy as a PM, then several developers in their early twenties. Maybe even co-ops/interns.

Now...mostly people in their early thirties.

So is it a lack of supply? Does that drive the push to offshoring? Or, has the threat of offshoring caused this? In other words, is a demand issue?

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Embassy Suites

A post for Embassy Suites. Nice place to stay. That is all.

Oracle Preempts Microsoft Testimony with 'Profile'

This story on eWeek.com is very interesting to me.

If Microsoft gets into the high-end ERP market I think it would have a huge impact on the size, price, and general approach large organizations take towards ERP.

Back again...

So what started out to be a daily blog turned into a four month blog.

Quite a bit of new stuff going on, but I won't bore you with the details. I am going to try to keep it more updated now with stuff I find interesting.