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Posted by Marc Cecere on December 4, 2009
Why am I asking these questions? Well, we talk a lot about new technology and the impact it has on the way we do business, but what does it really mean for IT staff and their skills? New technology trends, such as Social Computing, Cloud-based platforms, and the demand for real-time data and knowledge, may change the skills mix required by IT. CIOs, with today’s thinly spread resources, face a tough task preparing IT for new technology. Maybe it doesn’t matter — IT may just muddle through — but this means that CIOs will fall back into their reactive trap. So here’s my early thinking…Given these circumstance, CIOs need to:
Is this contentious? Well, tell me what you think: what are the IT staffing trends; what IT roles have gained in significant; and what criteria do you use to assess IT staff in different roles?
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