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6 hottest skills for 2010 – Computerworld

Posted by Rubel Khan on January 6, 2010

A slowly reviving economy will have organizations hiring in a few key areas, looking for IT pros with a mix of skills             By Mary Brandel              December 29, 2009

Computerworld – Pent-up demand for new projects. Veteran employees leaving the company. Who could complain about such pressures in the waning months of 2009, when the year was spent under a cloud of economic misery?

Certainly not Shane Kilgore, IT director at Randall-Reilly Publishing Co. in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was dismayed to see two talented software developers give notice recently. One had five years under his belt and the other had 10, but Kilgore took their departures as a sign that the economy is taking its first steps toward recovery. He plans to hire a few new developers this year, not only to replace the ones who left, but also to work on new products that will be in demand when — as many economists predict — the recovery gains headwind this year. (Read more about the outlook for IT compensation and hiring in Computerworld‘s Salary Survey.)

“Things have been frozen because of the economy,” Kilgore says. “But if we don’t get new products out there, we won’t have enough places for customers to put their money.”

Read full article here: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/345529/6_hottest_skills_for_2010

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