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IT Job Skills 2022: What's Hot, What's Not?
Informationweek, January 5th, 2022
The pandemic continues to shape new technology and skills demands. Here's a look at the skills most likely to shine and sizzle this year.

2021 said goodbye to 2020 but not to its woes as the pandemic marched on and over everything that had gone before. A lot of lessons were learned in 2021, but one summed up the experience: Business resilience is more than just a buzzword. Through it all and beyond, IT is continuously reinventing itself on the fly.

'The pandemic is accelerating digital transformation. How we work and learn is adapting to a more flexible and hybrid model that harnesses technology to connect. IT professionals can't simply be technical, they must have communication skills to be effective in their roles,' says David Morales, Chief Information Officer for Western Governors University.


The Open Office Floor Plan: Rethinking An Awful Idea
Computerworldrld, January 4th, 2022
Those big, wide-open offices don't work-both for employees and the companies who think they improve collaboration among colleagues. It's time to rethink what the office is.

Some friends and I were talking about the new Google building at 2000 North Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View, Calif. Truth be told, we're not impressed. As one person said, it looks like a sagging tent city covered in dragon scales (and not in a good way). But the real kicker? Someone else dared to hope that at least it would have real offices instead of an open office floor plan.

Alas, it won't. And 'that's one reason why I'm never going back into the office again,' one of my friends declared. 'At least at home, I have a private office where I can close the door. Those days are so long gone at 'work.''

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