Back in the good ol' days, manpower was required to get work done. These days, you just need a bunch of Indians (From India) who follow a scripted business model, and offer, or at least what they consider, a "service".
The large volume of third-world competition has not only decimated industry-level wages by about 40%, but has also eliminated thousands of previously existing jobs.
Simply put, if you are considering a career in IT, stay away! All of us who are now in IT are wishing we had chosen a different career path as we do not know if there will be a career for us in the long-term.
2011 (graduates) - outcome: Average starting wages fell to around 35-40k per year.
"Gee golly, sir, I sure do love being taken advantage of by my employer due to the shitty economic climate!"
A student looks for a job, only to discover that all "junior" entry-level positions, require 3-5 years of industry-level experience. Life is so not fair sometimes.
A dude gets rejected after his 4th interview for requesting a livable wage:
"cloud computing can kiss my ass!"
The 'So What'....
cheaper to maintain server over internet
access desktop from anywhere using browser
cheaper to store MORE data
Hey...Cloud Computing isn't NEW!!!!
Don't let them pull THE CLOUD over your eyes!!!!!
My data feels even more vulnerable to being HACKED!!!!!