It’s a great time to work in the IT Industry. Yes, we’ve been saying this for years, but 2019 is no different. With technology unemployment near record lows, median wages double the national rate, and 94,000 computer systems related jobs added over the last year, IT career opportunities are growing faster than almost every other profession.
Two weeks ago, I received a lead that a Fortune 500 company with an operation in Denver was using a lot of the type of business services that my company offers. I went on LinkedIn and found the names of a few of their executives that I thought might be interested in our services. One of the leaders that I reached out to has a robust LinkedIn profile and has written articles on a variety of topics. Before I sent the email introducing myself, I read a couple of his articles. Then, in my initial reach-out, I lightly referenced it with something humorous. The result was nothing short of amazing: his assistant didn’t respond to my email, she just put a meeting on my calendar to talk to the leader. Success! Continue reading
Denver is a great place to live and work, and with a growing tech scene, it’s an exciting time to be a part of the Denver IT industry. One of our favorite days of the year here at the Denver EdgeLink office is C-Ski Day, a networking event that brings together IT leaders from around the state for a day of networking and fun on the slopes. Now in its eighth-year, C-Ski Day continues to be a success, and EdgeLink is proud to have sponsored the event, along with other Colorado technology companies, for eight years and counting. Continue reading
Ten years ago, the process of deploying new software features, fixes, and updates looked much different than it does today. Back then, Development and Operations teams functioned separately, and the lack of cohesion between application and infrastructure methods used by each team created challenges. When companies and IT professionals finally began to address this disconnect Development Operations, more commonly known as DevOps, was born.
In the years since, DevOps has grown rapidly. Companies and organizations across many industries have found that integrating developers with operations teams improves collaboration and productivity. By automating infrastructure and workflows, DevOps teams are able to release new products to markets quickly and continuously measure application performance.
However, with more and more DevOps tasks becoming automated, some members of the tech community believe that DevOps is slowly heading towards extinction. Others though see the future of DevOps as a bright one and point to the positives of automation, improvements in cloud infrastructure implementation, and the rise of cross-functional teams. Let’s break down the current state of these operations and look at what exciting opportunities the future of DevOps holds.
As a general rule, high-performing people have very busy lives: kids’ sports practices, athletic endeavors and work priorities. It can, and does, seem overwhelming. I was talking to my wife the other day about how we were both feeling overwhelmed by running 6 days per week, working 45-50 hours, and being present and engaged for family time. One of the solutions that we came up with was doing less (Crazy!). The key was doing less but doing less better. Continue reading