Your new IT job: Twittering in the cloud?

If you're in IT, you've spent a lot of time developing job skills such as handling the intricacies of Exchange, working on enterprisewide deployments and upgrades, and managing data centers.

If a new report is to be believed, you can say goodbye to all that. The IT job of tomorrow will likely focus on social networking, cloud computing , and strategic use of smartphones and tablets. And it's coming a lot faster than you think.

So says a recent IDC report, "IDC Predictions 2011: Welcome to the New Mainstream," which concludes that in 2011, long-established IT platforms will start to be replaced by one built on cloud services, mobile computing and social networking.

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This story, "Your new IT job: Twittering in the cloud?" was originally published by Computerworld.

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