Users fear fees and audits despite firm's promise not to pursue back-payments
SAP has been told that customers are too afraid to strike up a conversation about indirect access, as a survey indicated most users had concerns that opening up to the firm could backfire.…
Do you have cutting-edge IT skills? Are you well-versed in an industry that's hot, like healthcare or finance? Are you feeling underappreciated, and wouldn't mind being fussed over, courted and enticed? Then it might be time to think about pursuing a career in IT consulting.
"There is absolutely a war for talent in consulting," says John Reed, senior executive director for recruiting firm Robert Half Technology, who estimates that the unemployment rate for IT consultants is between zero and three percent, with salaries going up. "There's a lot of pent-up demand among consulting firms looking for resources."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for management consultants (though not necessarily those specifically in IT) "is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for the services of these workers will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs." According to the BLS's 2012 statistics, the most recent available, the median salary for management consulting services was $84,300.
All about making itself an organisation of the 'future'
Change seems to be the one constant at Cisco as it battles to maintain relevance amid the new ways tech is sold and consumed. With this in mind, it is initialising another restructure that has cost three execs their job.…
Shirts will be lost!
Interview Some commentators think saying SSDs will kill off disk drives is wrong. Here is an exchange El Reg had with a storage media industry insider who wished to remain anonymous…
Dixons Carphone warns more expensive mobile phones and lower EU roaming charges will hit profits.
Playing the disaggregation game
Analysis Dell EMC is supplying network switches to a proof-of-concept research project at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk.…
But you'd have to start working for them to find out any more
At an academic speech tech conference today (Thursday), Apple researchers will present some of the classic building blocks behind the voice generation of the Siri assistant.…
Commentary: A neo-Nazi organizer was banned from OkCupid after taking part in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is a cautionary tale.
Browser-maker wants to compile global top 100 sites list, promises to protect privacy
Mozilla may require users to opt-out of sending telemetry from its Firefox browser because so few have opted in that it's hard for developers to get a good sample of what causes problems.…
I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't drive like that
Much of the hype surrounding self-driving cars arises from the fact that people are terrible drivers. Automated systems, we're told, can help save lives.…
DevOps and digital transformation expertise seen as desirable investments
Software development consultancy ThoughtWorks has been acquired by “funds advised by Apax Partners”, a British venture capital and private equity outfit.…
The successor to the Nikon D810 hits 45 megapixels and 7-9 fps continuous shooting.
See, it's not just Grant Shapps who gets it mixed up
Four in five Britons has experienced broadband molasses in the past year and most of us are also "bamboozled" by the terms that telcos use to peddle their wares at us, according to a survey.…
New auto rules approaching in the land of Das Auto
Germany’s government has answered the car ethics question once and for all: driverless cars should prioritize the protection of human life over the destruction of animals or property.…
Someone sling this at scientists, please, instead of just mining magic internet money
The Register doesn't really cover motherboards, but when one comes along with 19 PCIe slots – yup, nineteen, ten plus nine – so it can run 19 GPUs, it's hard not to want to share the news.…
The California startup is expanding its service from Rwanda to its much larger neighbor.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) released a report late Wednesday night recommending that power markets revise how they value coal and nuclear power. The report also admits that low natural gas prices are a primary cause of recent coal plant closures.
The report has been controversial since its inception. In mid-April, Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed his team to study grid reliability and security for 60 days. Although the memo never mentioned renewables, it implicated “certain policies” that apparently unfairly threatened coal-burning plants.
That led critics to wonder whether renewable energy—critical for the mitigation of climate change—would get a fair shake in Perry’s study. Grid operators have been able to put a fair amount of renewable energy on the grid without reliability suffering, but the tone of Perry’s memo suggested that a conclusion contradicting that fact had been predetermined.
Watch the replay of CNET's live coverage from inside the show, and hear Samsung fans react after the announcement.
No joke: The "Suicide Squad" couple reportedly will reunite in the second Joker-focused movie announced in two days.
It's the number one problem, according to analyst
The number one issue facing cybersecurity firms is a "chronic shortage" of qualified staff.…