“The core issue isn’t compensation, it’s trust. The shift in perception many IT employees experience: As they become more senior, they become a threat rather than an asset. Something to be protected against, rather than being the protector. Moreover, IT people often feel they’re not being told the truth about the organization they serve. Are stock options about to tank? Is the scandal denied in the press actually true? Will the techies be blamed for project failures to save face?”
Blockbuster: DVD to Blu-ray shift slower than VHS to DVD
James Sherwood writes that according to Blockbuster, it will take time for consumers to make the switch from DVD over to Blu-ray.
“Thomas Casey, CFO of Blockbuster said at a recent investor conference in New York that he doesn’t think Blu-ray’s replacement of DVD is ‘going to be nearly like DVD replacing VHS.’ Although he didn’t give any timeframe for consumer adoption of the HD format, he hinted that the wholesale and retail prices of Blu-ray films could be one of the problems slowing consumer uptake. He also claimed that Blu-ray still has a market penetration of less than 5 per cent…(and stated) that sales of Blu-ray ‘will get better.’”
“Apple is inviting college instructors to form development teams of up to 200 students. To enable students to develop, Apple is giving students the software development kit and all the tools iPhone app developers currently use — free of charge.”