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2011 IT Skills and Salary Report

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If you work for a technology company or do research on the tech industry, you will want to check out the 2011 IT Skills and Salary Report from TechRepublic. The report contains detailed salary information for over 100 popular certifications, salary breakdowns by state and region, comparison data from 2011 and 2010, which certificates command the highest salaries, satisfaction of IT professionals, and much more. When you sign up for the free report TechRepublic gives you instant access to:

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IDC Tech Talk: IT Productivity

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In this IDC Tech Talk Bob Parker, Group Vice President, Manufacturing & Retail Insights, discusses IT Productivity in the Manufacturing and Retail Industry. Reviews of IT spending data collected over the last 10 years make it look like IT spending has been taking cuts, but as Bob points out it's really only that IT spending has not been growing as fast as revenue because IT departments can now do more with less.  What investments in IT allowed  for that increase in productivity?  The big three are, virtualization, business intelligence, and longer refresh rates on hardware. What does the future look like? Bob thinks more IT productivity is yet to be gained with cloud computing, integrated decision environments, and smart devices (mobility). For a look at all 6 factors that drove IT productivity over the last 10 years, and the 6 factors could drive more IT productivity over the next years, check out the IT Cost Challenge for the Coming Decade.