Times like these get you to think – how prepared are you for the inevitable crash of our industry?
Oracle, IBM, HP – these companies were once the “Salesforces” of their generation. But every great company has a rise and a fall. And Salesforce is no exception.
Make no mistake, the Salesforce industry will decline during your career. It’ll happen as quickly as how Salesforce hit Oracle. And once you realize the decline is here, it’s already too late to prepare.
You need to be ready for an industry shift starting today. Here are my recommendations:
Admins will likely struggle the most during the transition:
That said, it’s certainly not a doomed career path. Here’s what I’d do to prepare:
Developers have the strongest career security of the main Salesforce paths during a transition:
Nothing is guaranteed though. Developers still need to prepare for the worst:
Technical architects are also well positioned to overcome industry shifts:
Technical architects too should prepare for industry changes:
No matter how secure you think your job is, we all need to plan for the long-term.
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst!