IT WORLD CANADA CURATED: Interns are starting to take on some of IT’s most demanding jobs, including at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The simple fact is that whatever interns IBM and UNIVAC employed in the old days were as new to the technology as could be. Today, things have changed. “Cloud” is practically a household word, even to teenagers, and thus the transition from personal use of technology to professional use is much smoother.
Since these interns have had half a lifetime to think about these technologies on their own time, they can often bring a new, fresh perspective to the workplace. Quite simply, if a big IT company is having its interns make them coffee, it’s wasting their talent and missing out on a lot.Related Download
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Moving from the back office to the front lines: CIO insights from the Global C-suite Study
This report from IBM’s Institute for Business Value summarizes the results of more than 4,000 interviews with C-suite executives worldwide about the changing role of technology and the Chief Information Officer (CIO).