Ten Tech Skills Heading the Way of the Dinosaur - 2013 Edition

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As virtualization becomes more and more ubiquitous, fewer and fewer servers are being deployed as more and more virtual servers are being used. That means there are fewer servers to set up and configure, and those that are deployed are usually deployed from a template. There is a drop-off in demand for server administrators who only know server administration. It is time to learn virtualization and leverage the skills you already have. In addition, as the integration between servers, storage and networking increases, and as virtualization requires integration of all these components, it is probably a great time to start learning more about storage or networking (and ideally both). Those with skills in all of these areas, along with business sense and the ability to communicate with management and end users, are those who will succeed and be employable.

IT is a very fast changing industry - what is hot today may be a tiny niche market in only a few years and things that few have heard of may be huge trends in the same timeframe. There are many new technologies on the way, and that means opportunities for those who watch the coming trends to prepare themselves early on, and thus have experience when the demand picks up. There are many articles devoted to what is hot in the IT industry today, so we won't rehash them here. Instead, Global Knowledge has focused on skills that are going away. If these skills are all you have, you may soon find yourself in an unemployment line. If these skills are the most recent ones you have, NOW is the time to update your skill set and prepare for the future.

This year's top 10 skills that are going the way of the dinosaur (in no particular order) include the following.


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