Every week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the hottest mobile development skills, Gartner’s strategic tech for 2014, and more. I hope you find them useful:
Combatting the information deluge
Information is exploding at an unprecedented rate. The burden falls on companies to not only turn that data into actionable metrics (like this user-defined dashboard, for example), but also secure and store that data.
9 hottest mobile development skills
Here’s a nice list of mobile skills that employers search for most often. While it’s an interesting list, a commenter summed it up the best: There’s just too much to learn. Companies can’t possibly afford to bring in all of these extra skills to develop mobile apps. That’s one reason I recommend the mobile web app approach for business. It gets you to mobile without all of the effort.
Gartner’s top 10 strategic tech trends for 2014
Gartner just concluded it’s ITxpo 2013, in which it shared the top tech trends going into next year. Not surprisingly, mobile tops the list. Does anything on their list surprise you?
The IT skills gap is really an education gap
There’s a growing skills gap in IT, in which companies can’t find employees with the skills necessary to meet their needs. What’s causing this gap, and–more importantly–how can we fight it?