20 December 2007
All business. That's what network professionals need to be in 2008 if they want
to have the most profound impact at their companies.
The hottest skills for IT professionals to develop center on business acumen
rather than deeper technical expertise. Project management, financial analysis
and communications skills are in big demand, according to CIOs, recruiters and
IT staffing specialists.
Network professionals still need a solid technical foundation, of course. But
with limited time for professional development, they should hone their business
skills rather than pursue additional technical certifications, experts recommend.