Monthly Archives: December 2013

For @jonathanmedd – The rise of the dev ops #cloudarchitect aka #cloudangel #HotITskills2014

HDS Blogs: Top Ten IT Trends for 2014- Trend 10.

Mr Medd, finally got round to answering your golden question, i.e. what’s going to be hot IT skills wise for the next few years.

Well, I think this article nails it perfectly. Mr Yoshida talks of cloud architects – these mythical cloud angels that walk amongst mere mortal IT professionals.

A cloud architect / cloud angel / dev ops bod  literally knows everything – IT infrastructure, virtualisation, automation, security, scripting, storage, networking etc. They know how the cloud model/technologies affect everything. They can also articulate this model/technologies to the internal business and/or ‘the client’.

I know this doesn’t mention specific technologies/vendors but I’m sure you’re wise enough to know the major players in each technical area.

Hope this helps?!


Wow! Google boss Schmidt on growth of information #wowzer

Google CEO Eric Schmidt pointed out that we create as much information in two days now as we did from the dawn of man through the year 2003.  “The real issue is user-generated content,” Schmidt said, pointing to pictures, instant messages, tweets and emails.

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Me, and the wonder kid that is Stuart Powell, have just looked at some candidates we’ve worked with/placed over the last 5yrs and a significant majority of those candidates have at least doubled their salary in that time period!

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£85K + Car – Need ‘technically gifted Solutions Architect #Citrix #VMware #Cisco #Windows in London

My client is a young and expanding IT consultancy / services company based in central London.

Due to a massive up swing in business they are looking for a technically gifted Solutions Architect – they are looking for someone who can work with clients and their business needs but who has come through a technical route/background, e.g. they are seeing good client facing solution architects but technically they can’t tell you the difference between ISCI and fibre channel storage.

You would join at an exciting time as they grow the business and work on very latest technologies on interesting projects, e.g. System Centre 2012, NetScaler, XenDesktop 7 roll outs, etc – even their Windows projects are Windows Server 2012 based.

You would work with some very technically gifted work colleagues (been there, done it, bought the T-shirt in IT consultancy).

You could be currently working in IT consultancy/IT services or you could be a ‘business facing Architect’ in an internal role and fancy a crack at IT consultancy, (my client can sheep dip you into the dark arts of IT consultancy).

Technically you will have exposure to the areas such as Citrix, VMware, Windows/Microsoft and Cisco technologies.

Package = salary to £85K + £5K car allowance


Contact Neil Mills on 01803 321233

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