Vinod Khosla says 80% of IT jobs can be replaced by automation

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When it comes to jobs disappearing, here’s another area where our talent will have to consider new careers.

Vinod Khosla, former Sun Microsystems founder and the billionaire founder of famed Silicon Valley venture firm Khosla Ventures, was instrumental in the rise of what we now think of as the computer server.

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The rapidly changing world of IT sparks a war for developers

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War for developers

The emergence of next-generation social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology has sparked a war for developers able to continue the fast pace of innovation. Enterprises that want to remain in business tomorrow would be wise to make the right changes today.

 

 

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Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2015

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2015 trends are focused on merging the real world with the virtual one.

The Internet of Things, and everything that’s part of its universe, including smart machines, pervasive analytics and 3D printing, are on annual list of strategic technologies for the year ahead presented by Gartner analyst David Cearley at the firm’s annual Symposium/ITxpo.

 

 

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A big opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators is to remove humans from IT: Vinod Khosla

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Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla at Gigaom’s Structure conference, said one of the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators in the enterprise is cutting out the human IT staff and going full automation, potentially with technologies like deep learning. “It’s ridiculous to have humans manage the level of complexity that they do. People are a big cost in IT. Let’s take that out,” said Khosla. (Video)

 

 

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Is the Internet of Things critical to the survival and growth of the enterprise?

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Should we to add the Internet of Things to the top strategic technology priorities for the decade? That’s the question increasingly in front of IT decision makers these days as tech vendors add the buzz phrase to their marketing and practitioners evaluate the rapidly growing array of related tools and technologies.

 

 

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Cyber Gym: Israeli hacking school that trains corporate cyber warriors

Trainees work in front of their computers at the “Cyber Gym” center.

Israel’s new state-of-the-art “Cyber Gym” is where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks. The facility is a series of small buildings in the shadow of the looming Orot Rabin power station on Israel’s northern coastline. It was inaugurated this month by the Israel Electric Corp (IEC), which has experienced its fair share of cyber attacks.

 

 

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Contract a community to get the best developer talent working for you

  A great developer is worth 10 times as much as an average one.

The core part of how many people navigate major cities is the taxi. Through the power of cloud, social, and mobile, Uber and companies like it are upending the status quo taxis and limousines — an industry that has been stable since the early 1900s.

 

 

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How IT is transforming the world

IT is transforming the world.

The many forces reshaping the way we work and live these days all have one thing in common: They are all the result of the transformative effect of IT.  Such forces of change have recently been documented by Michael Chui and a team of co-authors from McKinsey Global Institute, who point to the way IT is transforming the world. They also say some good things about the DaVinci Coders program.

 

 

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Four possible roles of the IT department in the future

Tomorrow’s IT department will likely look very different to today’s.

Meeting business demands to save money while supporting delivery of better products and ways of working will be key to the future of IT.  The IT department is under pressure to change if it is to meet conflicting demands to support innovation while also saving cost.

 

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