ComputerWorld has published some predictions for the IT sector in 2010, including the fact that it will play a significant role in the economic recovery. Spending increases are also expected, especially on hardware since there have been budget freezes during the recession. As far as jobs go, the article reports that according to Foote Partners, "IT hiring overall will not pick up noticeably until late next year, and more likely 2011, despite recent GDP upturns and recovering stock prices in our nation's third straight year of economic instability. Expect the length of the tail on this staffing lag to be much longer than previous economic recoveries."

This is one I buy into...

"The search will intensify in 2010 for IT specialists who can engage [via social media] audiences in their company's messages, products and services."

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