Excerpted from the France Career Guide
The current hot topic in the IT world is ‘cloud computing’, in which software is housed in Internet ‘clouds’ rather than servers or desktops. France Telecom’s Orange Business Services is a world pioneer in implementing this cutting-edge technology.
Security in support of the rise of cloud computing and mobile technologies is another major trend in the IT world. Security candidates with skills in cloud computing, social networking, virtualization, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and management skills will find opportunities in France.
Areas of Job Promise
Currently, the most sought-after IT occupations in France are developers, systems administrators and consultants. Other in-demand IT occupations include:
- Security and Network Engineers
- Systems Architects
- Sales Managers
- J2E IT Specialists with expertise in Flux Management
Organizations and Trade Associations
Association Française des Utilisateurs du Net (AFNET)
This association brings together organizations in the private and public sectors to exchange views and information on issues pertaining to e-commerce and the Internet. Its mission is to inform decision makers on relevant economic, technological and organizational issues, and to assist corporations in using the Internet and digital technology to innovate and transform their organizations. Its working groups focus on pertinent topics such as e-transformation, industries and sectors undergoing radical change due to technology (e.g., purchasing/supply chain, e-marketing and change management), and specific technologies.
30, rue Miromesnil
Tel: +33 1 53 43 82 70
Fax: +33 1 53 43 82 72
Journal du Net
The Journal du Net is an online magazine that covers the Internet world. It publishes daily newsletters, regularly posts studies on all aspects of the French online world and offers a wealth of links to trade and financial information. It offers an extensive employment section at http://emploi.journaldunet.com. Access is free of charge.
Journal du Net
Email: web contact form
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete France Guide.