Your New IT Job: Twittering in the Cloud?

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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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