10 Tech Skills that Are Heading the Way of the Dinosaur - Slide 2

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How can this be, you ask? Simple, the cloud. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) are rapidly growing in use. It makes sense for many firms to adopt these services because of reduced cost and technical support. No longer must a small company spend money on high-end servers and consultants — they can "rent" the same service from a provider. From a technical perspective, this means that many level-1 support staff will need to expand their skill set.

One interesting facet of the IT industry is the need to learn new skills on a continual basis. New technologies are released all the time, and new operating systems seem to roll off the factory floor every 18 months or so. That means that IT professionals must continuously update their skills or end up becoming redundant.

This slideshow features 10 tech skills, identified by Randy Muller, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST and Global Knowledge, as heading the way of the dinosaur.

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