10 Tech Skills that Are Heading the Way of the Dinosaur - Slide 6

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This may seem like a strange IT skill that is on the decline but think of the rise of "text or IM speech". First it was the decline of the handwritten letter due to the rise of e-mail, now it is the decline of proper typing in-lieu of texting/IM. A new generation of IT users are coming into the workforce who do not use e-mail as much as the previous generation and who are also using texting as their means of communication vs. typical e-mails.

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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