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January 11, 2006

IT Workers Increasingly Need "People" Skills

To be successful in the IT industry 20 years ago all you needed were computer skills. Now, if you want job security in IT you will need to "hone your business and project-management skills," according to this article from InformationWeek. If this sounds familiar to you, it may be because I've harped on this point several times before (such as here and here).

The challenge not only for IT workers, but for everyone, is to stay one step ahead of automation. Blacksmiths and millwrights learned this lesson the hard way a long time ago, but the "high-tech" workers of today (who are quickly becoming the "low-tech" workers of tomorrow) seem to just be getting the point.

Posted by Robert at January 11, 2006 3:14 PM
category: Work

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