A recent survey conducted in 2016 revealed that among 60 companies evaluated during survey, only 21.7 per cent of technical roles are held by women. While there is a marginal increase in this per cent over the year 2015, the number of women at senior and executive levels is too low than that of entry level jobs. The main reason behind this adverse ratio is promotion gap.
The top IT companies for women are leaders in recruiting, retaining and advancing more women in technical roles. These companies are committed to building workplaces where women in technology roles can thrive. These companies are assessed on the basis of following metrics:
- Representation of women at entry, mid, senior and executive levels
- Recruitment, retention and promotion of women
- Policies regarding maternity leave, flex time, gender diversity, leadership development programs etc.
The companies which make up the list of top 25 companies for women in IT industry are:
- American Express
- Athena Health
- Bank of America
- BNY Mellon
- Capital One
- Goldman Sachs
- New York Life
- The New York Times
- T. Rowe Price
- Thomson Reuters
- Visa Inc
Technology is constantly evolving. Newer technologies such as smart devices, 3D printing are making headway in their mainstream adoption. The possibilities for where these technologies will take us and how they can impact our lives are endless.
Here is the list of top technology trends with potential to have a significant impact on the organizations.
- Device Mesh – The device mesh moves beyond the traditional desktop computer and mobile devices (tablets and smartphones). As the device mesh evolves, we will see greater interaction between these devices.
- Ambient user experience – The experience blends physical, virtual and electronic environments, and uses real-time contextual information as the ambient environment changes or as the user moves from one place to another.
- 3D printing materials – Advances in 3D printing have already enabled 3D printing to use a wide range of materials, including advanced nickel alloys, carbon fiber, glass, conductive ink, electronics, pharmaceuticals and biological materials. These innovations are driving user demand, as the practical applications for 3D printers expand to more sectors, including aerospace, medical, automotive, energy and the military. 3D printing will see a steady expansion over next 20 years.
- Information of everything – The now a days information goes beyond textual, audio and video information to include sensory and contextual information. Information of everything addresses technologies to link data from all these different data sources. Information has always existed everywhere but has often been isolated, incomplete, unavailable or unintelligible. Advances in semantic tools such as graph databases as well as other emerging data classification and information analysis techniques will bring meaning to the often chaotic form of information.
- Advanced machine learning – Advanced machine learning is what makes smart machines appear “intelligent” by enabling them to both understand concepts in the environment, and also to learn. This area is evolving quickly, and organizations must assess how they can apply these technologies to gain competitive advantage.
- Autonomous agents and things – Advanced machine learning gives rise to smart machine implementations including robots, autonomous vehicles, virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and smart advisors that act in an autonomous manner. Instead of interacting with menus, forms and buttons on a smartphone, the user speaks to an app, which is really an intelligent agent.
- Adaptive security architecture – The complexities of digital business, combined with an emerging “hacker industry,” significantly increase the threat surface for an organization. IT leaders must focus on detecting and responding to threats, as well as more traditional blocking and other measures to prevent attacks.
- Advanced system architecture – The mesh app and service architecture are what enable delivery of apps and services to the flexible and dynamic environment of the digital mesh. This architecture will serve users’ requirements as they vary over time.
- Internet of Things Architecture and Platforms – IoT platforms exist behind the mesh app and service architecture. The technologies and standards in the IoT platform form a base set of capabilities for communicating, controlling, managing and securing endpoints in the IoT.