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SAP jobs present and future podcast, with David Foote

The SAP jobs market is hot, with some SAP skills paying more than the general market. This podcast with David Foote looks at the present and future of the SAP jobs market, including how it will be affected by SOA and outsourcing.



The market for SAP jobs is hot, with some SAP skills paying premiums over the general IT market. In this podcast with David Foote, president of Foote Partners LLC, find out which modules have a particularly rosy outlook and which ones aren't expected to fare as well. Foote also discusses how outsourcing could affect SAP professionals and gives a general market update and predictions for the upcoming year.



  SAP job market trends with David Foote  



  Program highlights  
  • (0:40) Can you explain your research and how people can make use of it?


  • (2:35) Which modules are paying particularly well or poorly?


  • (4:20) What should SAP professionals be doing to improve their prospects?


  • (7:04) Can you talk about some particular IT trends that are affecting specialist jobs?


  • (8:55) How can SAP professionals take advantage of these trends, and what are some roles that will be in demand?


  • (10:56) How will SAP's SOA focus affect SAP professionals?


  • (13:29) How does the trend toward business and process modeling create opportunities for roles such as ABAP developers?


  • (14:40) How does SAP's midmarket push affect SAP professionals?


  • (17:21) Is outsourcing an issue that SAP professionals should be worried about?


  • (18:34) Any final thoughts to wrap up?



      Program Links:  
  • SAP CEO: Two-thirds of customers will be on SOA by 2010 : Kicking off SAP's annual analyst event, Henning Kagermann said the company is targeting the midmarket and bringing services-oriented architecture to its customer base.


  • SAP jobs info center: Our experts are ready to answer your toughest SAP jobs-related questions. Browse their insightful answers on a variety of topics or ask them a question of your own.


  • After certification, don't limit yourself to jobs in SAP: Jon Reed's advice to someone making a career change -- look for jobs outside of SAP.


  • SAP firms struggle to find experts: With the labor pool drying up, consultants and third-party service providers are having trouble finding the right experts to drive their clients' projects, according to analysts and jobs experts.


  • Flexible skill set key to keeping your job: According to a recent study, the days when IT professionals can get by solely on specialized technical skills are coming to an end -- sooner than many think.


  • Analyst: Outsourcing threatens SAP, other large vendors: More executives are using business process outsourcing services, making many ERP vendors find new ways to generate revenue -- or risk becoming extinct.


  • SAP jobs and certification expert: Change is good. It is also difficult sometimes. Our SAP career and certification expert Jon Reed is ready to answer your toughest career questions. For solutions to common career hurdles, browse our FAQ and see the advice for others in your situation.


  • Editorial Blog: This is the place for additional commentary and discussion about recent events, news stories or whatever else happens in the SAP world.


  • Audio Downloads: Visit our audio download archive.


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