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The Shelf Life of a Techie Is Now Just 15 Years!

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 19 November 2012, 09:54 Hrs
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Bangalore: Today the word “geek” encompasses all the age groups. To pull a computer trick is not exclusive for those with years of experience in the technology industry; be it Q of James Bond’s latest flick or a high school kid Shantanu Gawde who kept Microsoft on high alert by making a Trojan for Windows Phone 8. And the tables are turning with fast emergence of new technologies towards younger geeks, sometimes leaving older one fumed and trudged, reports Times of India.        

"The shelf life of a software engineer today is no more than that of a cricketer - about 15 years," says V R Ferose, MD of German software major SAP's India R&D Labs.  "The 20-year-old guys provide me more value than the 35-year-olds do."

The tech world is in a whirlwind of changes these days. The computing is leaning more on handy devices like Smartphones and tablets, and there’s increased indulgence of cloud computing. And there’s sprout of numerous websites and apps; social computing and online selling is a new cool norm.

These new computing model seek a architecture which are very different from the old once, and what the older folk’s learnt in their engineering schools may not be relevant today. 

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