Reflections on SAPPHIRE
Being at the ASUG / SAPPHIRE conference last week got me thinking about the numerous job opportunities created by this buzz around enterprise technology.
Many companies are trying to squeeze as much as they can out of their investments in SAP® or Oracle or Peoplesoft. This means they’re looking for people who can help leverage their ERP investment as much as possible.
This is good news for tech gurus like you. Good news, if you can help extend the functionality or flexibility of enterprise-wide software apps. The techies with this skill are desperately needed and well paid.
Another thing that struck me was the arms race around product development. Companies are competing to develop the better, faster, cooler product. To win this race, they’re willing to pay big bucks for the experts who will help them do it. This recent article in Datamation tells this very tale of designers incorporating buzzworthy bells and whistles into new cell phones to earn major coin.
You can leverage these trends too. Take a look at your existing skills. What industry can you help develop the next big advancement? What skills do you have that can answer this demand?
Posted by Christy H.