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..."