Links to things I am interested in. Covers both personal events as well as technology / development subjects.

5.6 Million Reasons to Stop Ignoring the Skills Gap

In a society that’s convinced a four-year degree is the best path for the most people, a whole category of good jobs have been relegated to some sort of “vocational consolation prize.” Is it any wonder we have 1.3 trillion dollars in outstanding student loans? Is it really a surprise that vocational education has pretty much evaporated from high schools?

Clouds Are Secure: Are You Using Them Securely?

The opposite scenario occurs when IT professionals or corporate leaders have deeply held aversions to the use of cloud computing. The unwillingness to take advantage of cloud computing can leave an organization in an unsecure, inflexible or uncompetitive situation. It can even damage individual careers.