Networking

05:00 AM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

FUDBusters

This Edition: IT's Dark Days -- are they numbered?

FUDBust: The day of reckoning is coming. All the signs are there: After three straight years of flat or falling corporate IT budgets, experts see a spike of 3 percent to 5 percent next year. (Modest, yes, but it's a start!) Earnings are up at Hewlett-Packard, EMC and SAP. IBM is adding 10,000 jobs. All this holds the promise that innovation will make a comeback in 2004, and IT skills will be in high demand once again.

If you're a manager, reconsider training and the other perks you've been skimping on. If you wait until every company is doing it again, it'll be too late; you'll lose your best talent. If you're a grunter, start making it known--subtly, of course--that you need to be treated better. As we learned during the last IT boom, employers pay up only when they think they might lose you.

Post a comment or question on this story.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Cartoon
Hot Topics
6
VMware NSX Banks On Security
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing,  8/28/2014
4
Real-World SDN, Lesson 2: Conquer The Enemy Within
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,  8/25/2014
3
How To Survive In Networking
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief,  8/28/2014
White Papers
Register for Network Computing Newsletters
Current Issue
2014 Private Cloud Survey
2014 Private Cloud Survey
Respondents are on a roll: 53% brought their private clouds from concept to production in less than one year, and 60% ­extend their clouds across multiple datacenters. But expertise is scarce, with 51% saying acquiring skilled employees is a roadblock.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed