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Ten Hot Tech Skills Gaining Speed

For IT professionals, the learning never stops, because technology never stagnates. A slideshow at IT Business Edge counts ten skills that are gaining traction in the industry.

Sizzling Skills

  1. Puppet
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Big data
  4. NoSQL
  5. Salesforce
  6. Hadoop
  7. JIRA
  8. Cloud
  9. Information security
  10. Python

Puppet is an open source IT automation tool that recently earned $40 million in investments. The need for cybersecurity and information security is on the rise as a result of the number of major headline data breaches there have been in the past year. Big data has been seen as a game changer across a variety of industries, and the ability to use it smartly can be a major career booster. NoSQL is a data management skill that offers flexibility and agility. About Salesforce, the slideshow says:

Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Salesforce is a cloud-based company offering global application support for sales, service, collaboration, marketing, and cloud PaaS. Given their expanding services and easy access, there's little doubt companies will continue looking for Salesforce-familiar tech employees for some time to come.

Hadoop is an open source, distributed data management platform that is useful for managing unstructured and semi-structured data, like call center transcripts. JIRA is a proprietary issue-tracking product used to record issues and track assigned work. Python is an open source programming language that allows for faster working and more effective system integration. And, well, the cloud is just the cloud.

You can view the full slideshow here:

John Friscia

John Friscia was the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success from 2015 through 2018. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and grew in every possible way in his time there. John graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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