On Apr 19, 10:25 am, Mladen Gogala <gogala.mla...
> Even a brief overview of DBA job postings on Dice and Monster will show
> that the demand for skilled Oracle DBA people has gone down dramatically,
> at least in New York City area.
> I expected seeing a demand in people with MySQL or PostgreSQL going up
> accordingly, but that isn't happening, either. This started to happen in
> January and February. What is going on? Does anybody have an explanation?
No, but I think postings on those sites tend to overstate demand,
especially when so many of them are for the same stupid job or are
just farming. Corporations in general use "it's the economy" to
justify many things, often illogically or capriciously.
That article misses out on an important point by focusing on global
services. Services are great for short term cash flow, but for mid
term profitability (which is what a three-to-five year share price
target is all about) you count on intellectual property. Patents, in
other words. Why? Because IP is the kind of thing where you can
replicate profits cheaply. Services require a mostly linear increase
of costs and expenses, and I only say mostly because of the
outsourcing and the ability to partition out some problems to cheaper
less experienced labor, as stupid as those of us actually doing the
work can see that that is.
I suggest checking how many new patents are going to IBM and Oracle.
In addition, note that the US has brought patent rules more in line
with the rest of the world, highly favoring large corporations over
> Is that caused by US elections and corporations trying to escape the
> increased taxes that some people foresaw or is that a global ocurrence?
What increased taxes? I don't see no increased taxes. The Buffett
rule would have only the most minor effect, and many or most of the
rich people targeted can simply move their investments around to avoid
taxable income, perfectly legal. Many others such as investment
bankers and VC's hardly even worry about the taxes - if you can get
pre-IPO stock at pennies on the dollar, you may grumble about having
to pay 30% rather than 15% of your $150M, poor baby, but would that
stop you? Some rich people might just move away.
Besides that, the Dems are throwing out increased tax proposals that
the Repos will vote down, just so they can say "see!? They coddle
I've been saying it since the Jarvis people started their "tax
revolution" in the late '70's, when they greedily vultured Jerry
Brown's huge surplus: You need to collect taxes to pay for stuff, you
can't just fertilize the business environment to stimulate growth and
complain government is too big. That's just fertilizer, a polite term
for bullshit. It works for a while until the farmland gets burned out
and you have to let it lay fallow.
@home.com is bogus.