Our July issue of Digital Buzz is out. In this month’s issue, our message is obvious. There is nothing wrong being a geek. In fact, being a geek is actually cool and we have our CTO, Hooi to share with us why we think so.
1. When did geeks become cool?
Steve Jobs revolutionized how computers and phones were used. Not only were they beautifully made, but the user experience was taken to a whole new level.
Mark Zuckerberg on the other hand changed the way we communicate with one another. So yes, they made it cool.
2. The way the world has evolved digitally, would a young boy now dream to one day be an IT whiz instead of a pilot?
Yes. The impact of IT in society is now obvious and inevitable. Naturally, the drive and demand for IT professionals will continue to rise. The best companies to work for these days are in IT, like Google, Android, Apple, Facebook and others.
3. IT industry, a glamour job? Does it get you the girls, money and fame?
According to a recently featured article in Forbes.com, among the top 10 jobs in 2013 belongs to software developers, computer systems analyst and network & computer systems administrators. It certainly brings in the cash and girls… *wink* =)
4. What are your thoughts for the next big thing in IT?
Cloud computing. Gone are the days where a technology company would need to invest in buying servers and manage them physically. Providers of cloud hosting services like Amazon, Google & Microsoft, are making it affordable and easier to host and store data in the cloud.