Re: Dazed and confused
Hi Petey -
Thanks for your comment. The audience for this column is anyone who works in an enterprise IT organization. Young or old, male or female, whatever ethnicity - we are all in the same boat. The fundamental operating model of the IT organization is changing and it will require that as IT professionals, we change with it.
The mention of Amazon, Google, etc. (which do generally tend to employ younger staff) was simply made to point out that if you intend on being a pure technologist in the future, that you had better be prepared to compete for jobs at those kinds of companies (and against the younger applicants they attract) because those roles will be significantly diminished in the IT organization of the near future.
Although I should also point out that, ironically, even the internal IT organizations at companies like Google, Apple and Facebook are coming under similar pressure. The fundamental model is shifting and no one will be spared. So the question - and the point of my column - is what each of us are doing to adapt and prepare for this future. No matter your station or stage in life, if you work in Enterprise IT, it is a question you must be prepared to ask and answer.