One in four workers in today’s enterprises are already cloud workers, reports Forrester. They want flexibility and mobility; to get work done on any device, anytime, from any place. So how do we prepare for this environment? A group of business technology leaders gathered in Perth to discuss how to meet the demands of this tech savvy group.
To combat a "chronic" skills shortage, CIOs should look to engage more independent, middle-aged contractors who, while wanting to work on their own terms, are good value and don't come with the artificial demands of Gen-Y workers, says a former CIO turned consultant.
Generation Y is known for being high-maintenance in the workplace. So when an economic downturn brings Gen Y workers pink slips instead of promotions, you might think they'll wither like flowers. In fact, they may be better positioned for survival than their older co-workers.