December 20, 2010, 1:10 PM — 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.