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  • araskazemi 15:27 on December 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    LinkedIn Reveals The Top 25 Job Skills Of The Year 

    I found this article interesting: LinkedIn Reveals The Top 25 Job Skills Of The Year – via ReadWrite

    Looks like 2014 was the year of the data scientist, judging by LinkedIn’s "25 Hottest Professional Skills of 2014" report. 

    The social network people use to impress their peers and future bosses, LinkedIn knows very well what skills recruiters search for on its site and which particular talents get people hired. So it analyzed the data in more than 330 million member profiles to figure out which skill was the most in-demand.

    Globally, the winner is—drumroll, please—statistical analysis and data mining.

    That makes perfect sense, if you take into account the other big trends this year and the intense load of data they’ll accumulate about us.

    Data, Data Everywhere—But What Does It Mean?

    This year, several emerging technologies got their sea legs.

    Smart homes got some juice, thanks to acquisitions by Samsung and Google, and Apple’s splashy HomeKit announcement. Wearable devices, and their continually evolving health and fitness tracking features, also leapt to the foreground this year. Meanwhile, TV streaming officially graduated from geek hobby to a mainstream obsession—so much so that the TV tracking experts at Nielsen decided to monitor online television viewing too.

    That’s just for starters. All of these innovations and more will lead to a new high in data aggregation, the likes of which we have not seen before. And someone has to make sense of it all. So companies have been vying for the folks who can do just that. Big, sexy articles by the likes of Forbes, Harvard and Time magazine probably helped the cause, ratcheting up the profile and appeal of occupations that, until now, remained largely behind the scenes. 

    Of course, that’s not the only area to ponder. LinkedIn also singled out 24 other "hot" skills in its list.

    The 25 Hottest Professional Skills Of 2014  

    1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
    2. Middleware and Integration Software
    3. Storage Systems and Management
    4. Network and Information Security
    5. SEO/SEM Marketing
    6. Business Intelligence
    7. Mobile Development
    8. Web Architecture and Development Framework
    9. Algorithm Design
    10. Perl/Python/Ruby
    11. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
    12. Marketing Campaign Management
    13. Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
    14. User Interface Design
    15. Recruiting
    16. Digital and Online Marketing
    17. Computer Graphics and Animation
    18. Economics
    19. Java Development
    20. Channel Marketing
    21. SAP ERP Systems
    22. Integrated Circuit (IC) Design
    23. Shell Scripting Languages
    24. Game Development
    25. Virtualization

    My, how times change. Last year, LinkedIn reported that the top skill in 2013 was social media marketing, followed by mobile development. Now, last year’s winner doesn’t even appear on the chart, and mobile development fell to #7.

    Also, take note, developers: While programming skills remain important to employers, the Perl, Python and Ruby coding languages took a tumble, from #4 to #10 now.

    But The U.S. Has Its Head In The Clouds

    The LinkedIn report also offers a country-by-country breakdown of its report. Notably, statistical analysis and data mining came in second on the U.S. list, beat out by cloud and distributed computing.

    Other trends LinkedIn spotted:

    • Recruiters are in demand globally. Recruiting was in the top 20 across most of the countries we examined. In Brazil, it even came up as the 2nd hottest skill….
    • STEM specialties dominate hiring priorities. It’s hard not to notice that most of the skills that made the list are related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)….
    • Marketing is back in vogue. Interestingly, another quite popular profession on the list is marketing. The focus this year was on SEO/SEM specialists, campaign managers and digital marketers….

    Consider this a capsule view on the recruitment year that was, and a preview of what employers will clamor for as the new year arrives. 

    Lead image by smi23le

    Link to article: LinkedIn Reveals The Top 25 Job Skills Of The Year

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  • araskazemi 15:27 on December 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Running your company at two speeds 

    I found this article interesting: Running your company at two speeds – via McKinsey Insights & Publications
    Digital competition may dictate a new organizational architecture in which emerging digital processes coexist with traditional ones.

    Link to article: Running your company at two speeds

     
  • araskazemi 22:31 on December 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Finland slopar avgiften för privatkopiering 

    I found this article interesting: Finland slopar avgiften för privatkopiering – via Hetaste IT-nyheterna från IDG.se

    Finländska parlamentet har röstat för ett slopande av privatkopieringsavgiften. Nu väntas hård debatt i EU om hur artister och andra kreatörer ska ersättas.

    Link to article: Finland slopar avgiften för privatkopiering

     
  • araskazemi 22:31 on December 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Scania Watch visar information från lastbil 

    I found this article interesting: Scania Watch visar information från lastbil – via Swedroid

    Scania Watch visar information från lastbilScania säljer en smartklocka som visar väsentlig information från lastbilar och transportvagnar direkt på handleden. Enheten kan exempelvis ge förare information om bränsleförbrukning, bränslenivå och snittet för bränsleförbrukningen under de senaste sju dagarna. En annan finess analyserar körningen och visar en procentsats för olika punkter. Tanken är att förare med hjälp av statistiken ska kunna […]

    Inlägget Scania Watch visar information från lastbil dök först upp på Swedroid.

    Link to article: Scania Watch visar information från lastbil

     
  • araskazemi 22:14 on December 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Scania – ja, Scania – släpper smart klocka 

    I found this article interesting: Scania – ja, Scania – släpper smart klocka – via Hetaste IT-nyheterna från IDG.se

    Scania ger sig in på wearables-marknaden med en smartwatch som ger lastbilschauffören direktkoppling till fordonet.

    Link to article: Scania – ja, Scania – släpper smart klocka

     
  • araskazemi 06:58 on December 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Webbutiken tar plats i den fysiska 

    I found this article interesting: Webbutiken tar plats i den fysiska – via Hetaste IT-nyheterna från IDG.se
    Beställa på nätet och sedan hämta ut i butik – det blir ett allt vanligare koncept. För kunderna ger det större flexibilitet och butikerna får fler chanser till merföräljning.

    Link to article: Webbutiken tar plats i den fysiska

     
  • araskazemi 23:55 on December 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Google Working On Versions Of Its Services For Kids 

    I found this article interesting: Google Working On Versions Of Its Services For Kids – via ReadWrite

    Beginning next year, Google plans to begin working on versions of several popular products specially created for children aged 12 and younger, a company executive told USA Today. The products most likely to receive kid-friendly versions are the widely-used Google search, YouTube, and Chrome, Google VP Pavni Diwanji told the newspaper. 

    The new effort is a part of Google’s recent child-focused initiative, including a virtual Maker Camp and its code-based Doodle 4 Google competition. 

    With more and more children using Google at school and at home, the search engine giant says that their goals are to keep the Internet safer in hopes that the technology is used in a better way. Of course, it could also face a backlash from parents and others worried that the search giant might mine their children’s data.

    Photo by jacinta lluch valero

    Link to article: Google Working On Versions Of Its Services For Kids

     
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