And in companies of all sizes? It's more natural for small-to-midsize businesses to put people architecture practices in place. Meanwhile, larger enterprises have adopted too many workarounds in dealing with disruptive technology, skills gaps and a rapidly evolving IT workforce. Many are now reorganizing around substantive rethinking of the role of technology in the enterprise and these reorgs have been exposing serious structural weaknesses in how IT talent is acquired and managed. That's why people architecture is getting traction. Failure to execute is a very real threat to CIO job security, and in the end it always comes down to the people who do the work.
- Jamie Eckle
Linux Pros Are in Demand
Here's a look at some key numbers from the 2014 Linux Jobs Survey:
• 77% of hiring managers have "hiring Linux talent" on their list of priorities for 2014, up from 70% a year earlier.
• 46% of hiring managers are beefing up their plans for recruiting Linux talent over the next six months, up from 43%.
• 93% of hiring managers plan to hire Linux professionals in the next six months.
• 55% of Linux professionals believe it would be "very easy" or "fairly easy" to find a new, favorable job.
Source: Linux Foundation/Dice survey of over 1,100 hiring managers and Linux professionals worldwide, February 2014