Four Tech Skills on the Rise—and Four in Decline

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-12-2013 Email

"Rust never sleeps," as the classic rock song says. Neither does technology. Rapid shifts which directly impact key business strategies occur every day. So you have to adapt your approach to recruitment and hiring, according to a report from Global Knowledge. After all, you're no longer leading a department of support-service workers whose job is to respond when bad tech stuff happens. Instead, you're building a team of innovative, analytical and agile professionals who are supposed to enact meaningful change for your organization. IT departments overall will shrink in size, Global Knowledge predicts, as automation, virtualization and the cloud will trigger a migration from traditional IT roles. With this in mind, the report, titled IT Roles Facing Extinction, reveals the following four IT skill sets that are swiftly rising in demand—and which are fading. "IT will become a multi-pronged enabler … as well as an active agent for marshaling the power of technological innovation toward increasing a company's ROI to gain a competitive advantage," according to the report. Global Knowledge specializes in IT and business skills training. For more about the report, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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