Ranko Mosic wrote,on my timestamp of 4/03/2008 1:25 PM:
Bit defeatist and off-topic, I admit, but I'd like to hear what's the opinion on future of our profession and which way to go.
Wish I had a future reading lens as well...
What I read in trade press is that DBA's and geeks in general can't be just technical any more, we must get into business side.
That's been the case for a looong time, not just now.
What does list think ? If we all must be more business savvy, what's the best way to get into it from where we are now ? Data modeling ? Suggestions, ideas, thoughts please.
Get a permanent job instead of contract gigs and first time one hits a work problem, try to solve it instead of running away to another gig. Might sound a bit crude, but long term jobs are not inherited or due: they are made. And it's whoever is in them that has to do the "made" bit. Just like any other relationship, really. Hey, it worked for me... -- Cheers Nuno Souto in sunny Sydney, Australia dbvision@xxxxxxxxxxxx -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l