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Storage Managers Valued Amidst Data Explosion

Storage may be perceived as one of the least sexy branches of the IT industry, but storage directors are among the hottest roles in technology today, according to new research from analyst firm Forrester.

One of just a handful of management roles on Forresters list, storage directors are clearly benefiting from the current data explosion, and their importance has also been underlined by the recent spate of storage snafus.

"Data and security-oriented roles were the hottest roles in our study, based on a combination of high risk and impact of the roles coupled with scarcity of supply,” explains Forrester analyst Marc Cecere, who wrote the report. “The growth in types and volume of information has been driving roles associated with data or information management.”

Other "hot" IT jobs include desktop virtualization expert, mobile operations and devices expert, service manager, and business process analyst, according to Cecere, although storage execs looking to boost their salaries should start thinking about security.

The two most smoking hot IT roles at the moment are those of information security expert and information/data architect.

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