Surprised? E-mail as an outdated skill set, perish the thought. While not immediately becoming passé, the number of people using e-mail is declining, especially among younger age groups. What does this mean for the business environment? Other communication modalities are on the rise such as texting/IM and Web conferencing. The average business person might not see an impact as of yet, but the adoption and use of e-mail by younger workers is slowing (use of IM and social media outlets are on the rise, especially the social media outlets).
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.