It’s the start of a new year, and many working professionals are involved in high-profile capital budget initiatives. One interesting, trending stat is companies across the U.S. are deploying record levels of CapEx budgets on technology. Critical technology projects require talent to drive these efforts to measurable success. Therefore, the search is on for well-qualified candidates interested in challenging opportunities with a new company.
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The customer experience and employee productivity have become more of a focal point than ever before. With technology evolving constantly, additional opportunities are becoming available to deliver more and better to customers and employees. Playing a major role in the growing phenomenon is the popularity of artificial intelligence (AI).
Companies are looking for top technology talent with the skillsets to drive transformative initiatives. However, the technical professional labor market has arrived at the point that the demand is substantially higher than the skilled professional supply. Gartner research underscored the market imbalance when it found 70% of tech employees have not mastered the skills they need for their current role, and 80% need to grow their skillsets for future career success.
Research has found that 30% of employers are looking to grow their IT departments next year. Similarly, 25% of IT professionals intend on looking for a new job in 2019. This upcoming year will continue the trend from past years where low employment and in-demand skill sets will mean high salaries for qualified professionals as employers are hungry for top tech talent. As a result, there is a growing focus on skillsets to stand out in this already competitive market.
It is always exciting to see what new features and opportunities come with the release of a new edition of a business application. With it, brings new opportunities to streamline processes, become more cohesive through technology offerings, and drive technology cutting edge innovation.
This is exactly what to look forward to with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 October '18 Release. Below you will find a few of the new functionalities to expect and look forward to:
One of the biggest question marks when investing in a new technology stack or platform is what the technology will bring in terms of return to the company implementing the technology. At Microsoft Ignite this year, stories were shared about how the implementation of the CRM platform, Microsoft Dynamics 365, increased productivity and allowed organizations to meet the changing needs and expectations for their customer base.
October is not just about pumpkins, fall foliage, and cooler temps anymore. October 2018 also means the exciting introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement. The latest release offers new and updated capabilities for information access, and an enhanced, device consistent user experience to advance user productivity.
Back in 2016, Microsoft introduced its intentions to refresh its CRM and ERP strategy with Dynamics 365. At the heart of its services was the Common Data Model (CDM). While many called it "out of the box," Microsoft knew bigger plans were coming.
Technology should assist in making life easier, simpler, and improve productivity for not only you, but your entire team. Microsoft Power BI is now delivering another opportunity for heightened productivity by making it easy to start visualizing data in Excel tables and CSV files.
Not only will you be able to utilize this tool for personal productivity, but you will also be able to share the data and findings easily with the rest of your team -- allowing everyone to benefit from the conclusions and next steps.
Have you noticed how the same cliche questions always get asked at job interviews — over and over again? Whether it is where you will be in five years or what you consider to be your biggest weakness, while the questions may be trivial, they do give interviewers clues to better knowing you.
The same thing could be said about programming questions, such as "What are the main principles of Object-Oriented Programming?" It is a great opportunity to determine: