23 Feb Sanity check: State of the IT profession 2009
We the people of the IT profession, in order to form a more perfect union … oh sorry, wrong speech. Actually this isn’t a speech at all, but a written account. It might surprise you to hear that the U.S. State of the Union Address — the format that inspired today’s column — was primarily a written account until 1913. And even since then there have been several presidents that chose to do the address as a written document rather than a speech, most recently Jimmy Carter in 1981.
So it’s in that spirit that I’ve put together a series of observations on the “State of the IT profession” in 2009. This is based primarily on TechRepublic’s newly released 2009 IT Skills and Salary Report, plus the Gartner 2009 CIO Survey and Veritude’s 2009 IT Hiring Outlook. Of course, all of these observations are set against the backdrop of a deepening global recession.
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