The Rise of Developeronomics

As every company starts to re-organize around a recognition of the criticality of software to its business model, cataclysimic changes will ripple through the economy. To the extent that the growth of the base of software talent cannot keep up with demand, companies and entire industry sectors will start to collapse as they fail to adequately fuel their need for software talent.

Those that survive will find themselves increasingly beholden to those with large amounts of developer capital. To the extent that you cannot run your own IT, Microsoft will run it for you. Even your non-software employees will effectively be controlled by the likes of Google, Apple and Facebook, who will set the bar for employee expectations via the direct-to-consumer software markets (this is the much-discussed ???consumerization of IT??? meme).

Can the non-software sector compete at all? It???s hard, but not impossible.

Excellent read on how software developers are going to take over our economy.


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About Matthew Peterworth

I currently work as a Technology Specialist at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City – a Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing (MEP) design firm. Prior to that I was a Project Manager for Information Technology Services (ITS), the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin. As of July 2008 I am a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. And as of June 2011 I am a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the great state of Texas. Please follow me on Twitter @mpeterworth.

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