Apparently, skills that are still in high demand despite the recession are those of a Linux sysadmin. Foote Partners, a research firm, just released its list of hottest noncertified IT skills and Linux was listed as number 2. In fact, according to an article in TechNewsWorld, this is "partly due to the effects of the recession -- more companies are willing to experiment with lower-cost open source alternatives to proprietary software."

Curt holds 7 patents and is the CEO of a resource management software company.