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Digestible advice on tech innovation

To accept good advice is but to increase one’s own ability. So said playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Here at TotalCIO, we’re all about helping our readers increase their abilities. So, in this week’s roundup, we’ve included some advice on how to promote tech innovation and how to write a social media policy. Oh, and if you’re buying a used car — go orange. We’ve also got what looks to be some good news about employment in the IT world: job growth. Sounds good to us.

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in all computer occupations is expected to increase by 22% in the next decade. It’s recommended that such forecasts be taken with a grain of salt because they can’t account for market changes and technology disruptions. But when it comes to the possibility of more jobs, we’ll take it with whatever seasoning necessary.
  • Books, magazines, seminars! Advice on tech innovation is everywhere, and it can be an awful lot to swallow. Here is some innovation food for thought in seven easily digestible bites.
  • Some straightforward advice on writing a social media policy for your company that somehow manages to include Quatrain LI of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. That aspect alone makes it worth the read, wethinks.
  • Finding it harder and harder to find common cause with your younger workers? Well, you both more or less have Trivial Pursuit editions named for you — see!? OK, maybe that’s not enough to get baby boomers and Millennials in your IT organization to get along, but these tips on fostering intergenerational harmony might help. Besides, as our friend Goethe reminds: “Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.”
  • And finally, why used-car shoppers should lean toward orange vehicles and other odd insights — brought to you by big data.

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