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atNewYork.com: Surviving The Perfect IT Storm

Nov 26, 2002, 22:10 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sharon Gaudin)

"The IT industry has been hit hard by the economic slowdown, the devastating collapse of the Internet bubble and the aftershocks of outlandish high-tech spending in the late '90s. It's been hit so hard, according to a Forrester Research Inc. analyst, that it has been permanently changed.

"And if IT workers want to stay employed in this changing landscape of smaller budgets and largely outsourced IT work, they better update their skills and move into managerial roles, says Laurie Orlov, research director of applications and services at the Boston-based analyst and industry research firm.

"In an exclusive conversation with Datamation, Orlov, author of the report, 'Caught in the Perfect Storm: Tech Restructures,' talks about how the corporate IT department is changing, how IT buying will change, how some vendors will be affected and what IT workers need to do to stay employable..."

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