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Growing Demand for OpenStack Developers and Architects

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Across the globe, forward-looking telecom service providers and their savvy enterprise customers are joining the progressive movement to deploy Open Hybrid Cloud solutions.

The growing trend has created a demand for highly-skilled IT talent that can enable companies to achieve their business technology goals and objectives.

via TelecomTV

The High Demand for Skilled Mobile Search Marketing Talent

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Savvy marketers are already utilizing the mobile channel to reach their key target stakeholders online. Why now? Smartphones and media tablets are already mainstream devices that are increasingly being used for the search and discovery of online information.

By 2018, the total advertising spend on mobile search and discovery will reach $16.8 billion — that’s up from an estimated $6.4 billion in 2013.

via Digital Lifescapes

How Professional Work will be Virtualized within the Cloud

Professionals working remotely are accepted at most forward-thinking companies today, as more progressive executives direct their recruiters to search out and hire the best talent for the role — regardless of where they reside.

Business is now run at the speed of information exchange, facilitated by online communications and real-time audio and video collaboration.

via Digital Lifescapes

Digital Technology Startup Exits have Reached $104 Billion

Today, many technology entrepreneurs are quickly building their companies and quickly realizing a rapid, lucrative exit. According to Dealogic, the odds are in their favor — as of October 2013, the tech sector had logged 1,715 M&A deals worth approximately $104 billion.

Each year more than a half million new startups launch, in this fast-growing, quickly evolving sector of the market.

via Dealogic

Explore Hackney House Events during SXSW in Austin, Texas

The award-winning alternative London, UK creative tech trade mission is back. Hackney House Austin 2014 opens on Friday 7 March and runs all weekend through to Monday 10 March.

We are based at 721 Congress Avenue, corner of 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701.

via Hackney House

First SXSW Music Hackathon Championship for Developers

Introducing the first annual SXSW Music Hackathon Championship — presented by AT&T U-verse with GigaPower — where world-class hackers and designers will have 24 hours to create new tech innovations in the music space for artists, industry, and fans.

The SXSW Music Hackathon is FREE and open to the public (with approved RSVP), and will take place over a 24-hour period.

via SXSW 2014

American Airlines Marketing: When a Loyalty Program Fails

I received the following email offer from American Airlines. “Your AAdvantage Gold status expires today! Not to worry — we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to renew your Gold membership now so you may continue to enjoy exceptional benefits, Renew your Gold Status for only $649.

When a company asks their long-term customer to pay them for the “privilege” to be a member of a loyalty program — it has the inverse effect. Moreover, Gold benefits are not worth $649.

via #FAIL

StartUp Britain Now Plans to Focus on Real Entrepreneurs

The UK “Centre for Entrepreneurs” think tank is to take on the running of the national enterprise campaign “StartUp Britain” when the founders step down next month.

The official handover will be on Thursday March 27, creating future initiatives for real British entrepreneurs instead of the prior focus on small business retail and PopUp Shops.

via StartUp Britain

Entrepreneur Barbie – Why Early Start-up Play is Now in Vogue

Mattel announced that an entrepreneur doll would join its “I Can Be” career line as its Career of the Year. The entrepreneur doll sports a sleek pink shift dress and carries a tiny tablet and smartphone.

With nearly 8.6 million female business owners, it’s not a stretch that the new career for women is one she forges herself.

via Entrepreneur

Hiring the Best Talent Means Embracing a Remote Workforce

In most cases, to stay truly competitive, hiring the best talent means looking beyond a company’s 50-mile radius. But not all organizations may be ready to expand beyond their existing four walls.

These days, your best job candidates could be 5,000 miles away. With the right attitude and plan in place, relocation packages may be a thing of the past.

via Fast Company

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