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Mahendra Durai

Notes from a CIO: The Looming IT Skills Shortage
by Mahendra Durai

When you look at disruptive trends and technologies that are influencing the delivery of business services, cloud, mobility, big data and DevOps are rapidly being consumed and assimilated within the enterprise. Some of these technologies are being adopted more aggressively than others and are driving the fundamental need for organizational changes within the IT department. Advancements in solutions and technologies are leading to new roles and responsibilities, and with those, come a need for new approaches and skills. As leaders we need to be thinking about how we are developing individuals and building teams to be able to embrace the IT of tomorrow.

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Early this month, the Philippines announced that it would allow financial institutions to use cloud computing solutions in their operations, according to this Business Inquirer article. This is the second country after Singapore in Southeast Asia to allow this.


This past weekend, Amazon Web Services ran into yet another glitch leading to hardware failure and a slew of problems for heavy traffic online services such as Instagram, Vine, AirBnB, and Flipboard, as reported in this Bloomberg Businessweek article. The article addresses the concept of geographical redundancy and spreading out services among multiple data centers to prevent situations that arise if one goes down.


According to this CITE World article, Apple’s upcoming mobile iOS 7 is said to contain enterprise features. An example is per-app VPN and “open in” management applications that increase protection and privacy for users that bring their own device.


Staying on top of bring your own device (BYOD) habits and growing data concerns is more important than ever with smartphone usage increasing. This All Things D article discusses adapting to the next “big things” in mobile such as Bring-Your-Own-Cloud (BYOC), and Take-Your-Own-Device (TYOD).

Big Data

This BBC News article discusses how big data is changing the world and perhaps not for the better. The article states the digital copy of data of the physical world could have ethical consequences on society in the future.


A majority of start-ups have adopted DevOps practices in software development and legacy shops should start doing the same according to this GigaOm article. The article states that older and bigger companies have the most to gain from putting DevOps into practice.

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