From virtualization to analytics: staffing cutting-edge SAP projects


These days IT managers are faced with implementing projects that involve new and complex technologies including virtualization, in-memory computing, and business analytics, to name a few.

Given those changes on the IT landscape, SearchSAP.com sat down with independent analyst Jon Reed to talk about what skills IT managers need to have on board as they prepare to launch SAP projects involving new and emerging technologies, how available people with those skills are, and how to factor those questions into budgeting. Reed is also an SAP Mentor, as well as the owner and editor of JonERP.com, a site dedicated to SAP enterprise computing.


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Podcast highlights  


:58 What are some of the overall challenges that IT managers face today?

2:27 What kinds of implications do those challenges have for IT managers from a staffing and job skills perspective?

4:09 What kinds of job skills are needed for virtualization and in-memory computing projects?

6:34 How do you know when to hire, and when to outsource for a project?

9:34 When should an IT manager look to involve consultants and outside experts?

12:00 How do you go about not only finding people with the right kinds of skills, but budgeting for these skills as well? 



This was first published in March 2011

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