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    The 13 Scariest Things in IT for 2012

    When it comes to IT, there are plenty of things that can go bump in the night, but the 13 scariest things in IT for 2012 just might be the most frightening of all.

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    Click through for the 13 scariest things in IT for 2012.

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    There are now thousands of potential devices and applications looking for IT support.

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    Big Data transforms every aspect of enterprise IT.

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    Outsourcing by any other name.

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    The rapid rate of application development creates DevOps crises.

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    Data storage is consuming an ever larger percentage of the IT budget.

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    More often than not, there is no recovery.

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    Legal orders of discovery can lead to searching through years of files for any anything and everything.

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    Companies are becoming collateral damage.

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    Not quite sure what role the DBA plays anymore.

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    The end of the IT infrastructure specialist is at hand.

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    Replacing IT workers on an often flimsy pretext.

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    Easier than ever to get fined or even go to jail.

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    Outdated IT skills make it hard to find a job in either the best or worst of times.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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