David Foote

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David Foote is a tech industry research pioneer and a frequently quoted industry authority on global tech workforce trends and multiple facets of the human capital side of technology value creation. He has spent more than two decades producing groundbreaking data-driven deep research and analysis targeting IT/business cross-skilling and technology and business management integration, while also pioneering new industry practices for more accurate compensation benchmarking and tracking/forecasting of tech skills supply and demand.

A keen predictive trends analyst, he built his reputation at Gartner, META Group and at several Silicon Valley technology and consumer products companies prior to co-founding Foote Partners in 1997. There he leads a senior team of former McKinsey & Company, Gartner, Mercer and Towers Watson analysts and consultants, and former HR, IT, and business executives and managers, in publishing continuously updated benchmark and market trends research reports supported by close research partnerships with 3,000 employers in the United States and Canada.

A popular featured opinion columnist, conference speaker, social media commentator, and regular contributor to countless print, online, radio, and television media sources, David’s research-backed forecasts and analyses reach a weekly global audience of millions of business and technology professionals.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of David Foote and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 2

How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 1

How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 1

IoT introduces enormous "people" challenges that are testing even the best employers. To succeed, these are non-negotiable workforce disruptions that must be conquered.

25 fastest growing tech certifications right now

25 fastest growing tech certifications right now

Market values of these certifications increased the most in the second half of 2016.

20 fastest growing tech skills -- no certification required

20 fastest growing tech skills -- no certification required

Market values of these noncertified skills have increased the most in the past three months.

25 tech certifications earning the highest cash premiums right now

25 tech certifications earning the highest cash premiums right now

Is it any secret that employers value info/cybersecurity and architecture the most when it comes to paying their workers extra cash for certifications?

Tech skills earning the highest cash premiums -- no certification required

Tech skills earning the highest cash premiums -- no certification required

Some employers pay cash premiums to their tech professionals for specific hot skills and certifications. Here's a ranking of the highest paying tech skills right now at 3,000 U.S. and Canadian companies that don't require a...

IT pay: Still crazy after all these years

Annual salaries for generic job titles can't be ignored, says columnist David Foote, but premium pay for specialized skills is the real currency in today's IT talent marketplace.

Opinion: Being, and Remaining, Among the Best Is Getting Tougher

With 47 new companies appearing, columnist David Foote decided to take a closer look at the numbers.

Building Confidence in Tough Times

In difficult times such as these, there are ways to boost your staff's morale and confidence. Here are some tried-and-true techniques.

IT Job Trends Yield Surprises

An IT job survey reveals where the hot jobs are and where careers are hitting a wall.

Manage Your Stakeholders

Technology isn't always to blame when IT projects fail. It's the stakeholders involved who can kill them.

Avoid Wiping Out on New CRM Wave

Large-scale CRM installations have a bad name. But there's hope for doing them in bits and bites, so long as you follow a few simple rules.

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