2008 brings new challenges………

Recent survey of CIO priorities: build business skills in IT Department…
knowing a technology then having the skills to apply them within a business. Provoked these top job skills for IT people in 2008:

  • Project management skills and certifications
  • Security experience
  • Business process understanding
  • Communication skills, especially writing and teaching expertise
  • ability to manage remote workers and virtual teams

The last 2 will be my focus for 2008. This blog, an others, support that effort. Virtual teams need Web 2.0 tools, pm blog helped me identify those tools.

Like all new beginnings, first out of the box is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas coming up. Press releases are already filling the wires. New gadgets is the theme. Polaroid’s mobile Zink photo printer. Zink Imaging – Zink stands for Zero ink. They may have the new digital version on show, print digital photos.

Security readers take note: Riverglassinc.com West Chicago, IL (DuPage Airport) recent client installed their services, within hours a protest group targeting a Board Meeting was identified. One, the current Security firm was unaware of. The company is branching out of the government section into Fortune 250s. University of Illinois is behind this project.

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