What are some endangered IT skills species?

August 1, 2012 – 5:36 pm

Dan Tynan has a good piece over at InfoWorld discussing the 9 most endangered species (e.g. skill sets) in the IT workforce. His article is along the lines that the IT job landscape is evolving rapidly and provides some ideas and points for discussion how to avoid becoming extinct.

Here is an excerpt from Dans article:

How to avoid extinction: Broaden and diversify your knowledge base now, while there’s still time, says Greg Schulz, senior adviser for the StorageIO Group, an IT infrastructure consultancy.

“If you are the hardware guy, you better start learning and embracing software,” he says. “If you are the software geek, time to appreciate the hardware. If you are infrastructure-focused, it’s time to learn about the business and its applications. You don’t want to be overgeneralized, but make sure to balance broader knowledge with depth in different areas.”

Check out Dans article to see what the other endangered skill sets are, along with other perspectives by myself and others as well as what you can do to avoid becoming extinct. Hmm, maybe read a book? ;)

Ok, nuff said.

Cheers Gs

Greg Schulz – Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009), and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier, 2004)

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