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Thriving in the Gig Economy by
Call Number: Spring ebook
Publication Date: 2019
Take an in-depth look into the gig economy to see how tech professionals and entrepreneurs can earn a living as freelancers and contractors. Build your own business. The pros and cons of the lifestyle and what to expect from it are discussed.... You will understand how to make a living supplying tech skills on a "per gig" basis. Practical instructions, advice, and tips are provided on goal setting, lifestyle design, and selecting the types of work and contracts that further your goals and support the things you value as you transition from a 9-5 job.
Network Routing by
Call Number: Science Direct ebook
Publication Date: 2017
Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures, Second Edition, explores network routing and how it can be broadly categorized into Internet routing, circuit-switched routing, and telecommunication transport network routing.
Applied Computing and Information Technology by
Call Number: Springer ebook
Publication Date: 2017
This book presents the scientific outcome of the 5th International Conference on Applied Computing and Information Technology (ACIT 2017), which was held on July 9-13, 2017 in Hamamatsu, Japan. The book includes research findings on all aspects of computer and information science, and discusses the practical challenges encountered along the way and the solutions adopted to solve them.
Effective DevOps by
Call Number: Safari e-book
Publication Date: 2016
With this practical guide, you'll learn why devops is a professional and cultural movement that calls for change from inside your organization. Although the book wasn't intended as a career guide, it has good background about this professional area, as well as information about organizational climate "best practices" that will help you choose better where you might want to work if you go into this field.
How to Read Like a Pro
Every field and industry has at least one publication that people in the field read to keep up with what's going on. These magazines are in the Library's collections and you can access them and read like any pro in your field! For those exploring careers, they are great sources for inspiration. For job seekers, they are sources that can help you look knowledgable on trends, which can give you an edge for your job interviews and put you at ease for those moments of small talk with a potential employer.
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Below are two packages of IT analyst reports that could help you prepare for interviews, identify potential employers, and keep up with trends in a variety of areas.
Gartner Research Service
This well-known collection of market analyst reports, international news and real-world analysis focuses on a broad coverage of computing and technology sectors. Students will like the market research and IT staff will like its tools and benchmarking contents. Gartner analysts cover a broad range of business functions that impact the technology sector. NOTE: use your Business Systems credentials to login. Gartner also recruits and hires; see the careers section
of their webpage.
Cutter Consortium Membership
Cutter acts as a “global business-technology advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations leverage emerging technologies and the latest business management thinking to achieve competitive advantage and mission success” and UC San Diego has a subscription to its web contents, which includes expert research and analysis of industry trends in information technology. Cutter focuses on these practice areas:
- Agile product management and software engineering excellence
- Business and enterprise architecture
- Business technology and digital transformation strategies
- Data analytics and digital technologies
Its website contents include reports, Cutter IT Journal, the Cutter blog, training and events. Some of Cutter’s content is free, but to see the industry reports that come with the UCSD membership, you must register for an account. Instructions are here - http://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/ITS/services/cutter.html. Please use your ucsd.edu email address to register.
If you are interested in talking to a Cutter consultant directly, some restrictions apply; please contact Adele Barsh
or Jessica Hilt
about your research need. Also contact us if you are not finding what you want within the Cutter site.