Rising tech employment in New York and Miami

April 2, 2015

While cloud computing, BYOD and a host of other workplace strategies have streamlined operations for business leaders across the country, they have also presented a number of different challenges. For one, a hefty percentage of enterprises know that they want to use these tactics to gain an edge on the competition, but many of them don’t understand how they work.

Yet regardless of the sector, chief executives are hiring IT managers and tech engineers to ease the transition process. There are a variety of ways to optimize a data center and get the most out of storage capacity, but only so many people know how to accomplish these goals. As a result, the IT field is rife with employment opportunities. This has led to the emergence of the tech industry in cities all over the country.

A tech boom in New York
The tech sector in New York City currently employs more than 300,000 people, which approximately equals the employment figure in Silicon Valley, California, according to the New York Daily News.

While the sector first emerged in “Silicon Alley” by Union Square, it now spans much of the city, including Chelsea, Roosevelt Island and the tech triangle in Brooklyn.

“The impression of New York City’s tech scene is that its output is traditionally kitschy and consumer-facing,” Bob Sloan of S3 Partners, a New York-based software solutions company, told the publication. “Yet the backbone of NYC has been financial services for centuries. Millions of traders, analysts, brokers [and] fund managers are turning to tech to try to make sense out of big data to give their hedge funds an edge.”

The tech gateway to Latin America
Miami has the reputation of a party city, known for its beaches and nightclubs. And while there is still plenty of carousing to be found there, the Miami New Times reported that the area’s tech scene is on the rise. Its proximity to Latin America creates plenty of business potential for local startups.

“We’ve been able to attract people from Boston and New York, not only by the lifestyle, which is actually a big sell, but because Miami is a gateway to Latin America,” Nabyl Charania, the CEO and co-founder of Rokk3r, a startup development firm, told the news outlet. “There is a lot of opportunity for companies’ ideas and products to go from here to Latin America and from Latin America to here.”