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I was reading an article in Information Weekly by Michael Biddick while waiting in a recruiter’s lobby. In it, he provides statistics on how important SaaS has become to organization, and the reasons behind the uprise: speed, cost.

It certainly is a movement that was predicted with web services, WSDL/SOA, WCF, and cloud computing in terms of technological evolution, but what about employment. Will this mean software developers and engineers may become employed by more software companies who provide these services? Will this result in fewer in-house IT positions? Or will many of the IT positons that become available be more concerned with security – the primary concern of SaaS implementers?

I’m personally looking forward to the free hard drive space and memory when the online version of Microsoft Office is released this year, and find it ironic that it was precisely those monstrous software packages which forced our systems to require GIGS of memory and hard drive space. In this instance, it feels like Microsoft is selling the big house it built to raise the kids and moving to some place tropical. If software is leaving the company system, if software developers are migrating to software companies, it will be interesting to see what we do with the space.

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Information Technology has reached the finish line. You can’t write code that hasn’t been written before. You can’t develop software that I can’t buy. The focus of IT on social networking results in nothing more than the same advertising sales that brought Yahoo! to stock market prominence, eventually becoming Google’s dominance, but is predicated entirely on our need to see an advertisement in order to consume a good or service. Great! Now we can all talk to each other, and we don’t have to use the phonebook, or even a phone.

What is IT able to do to now to actually further global progress? DNA analysis? And how many job slots are available for that purpose? Has IT reached a massive finish line and is that why so many of us are seeking opportunities now? What does the world need now?

Let me know. In the middle of this gloomy economy (and a matching weather pattern in Cincinnati at least), are you actually working on something NEW?

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