What will IT be like in 2020? That's the question InfoWorld tries to answer.
The article says that specialized tech people will become technology Teradactyls, and we'll see professionals with a blend of technology skills − virtualization, networking, architecture.
Software will continue its evolution from programming to modeling. What's more, cloud services, Web-based lego building blocks, will accelerate abstraction and the move to modeling.
Computerworld columnist Thornton May declares a new college degree is in order:
Regarding educational degrees, May anticipates a new breed of sheepskin, one that reflects both business knowledge and statistical analysis expertise.
I agree with business skills, although I'd replace statistical analysis with computer science.
Why? Because you'll discover the balanced professional... the ambidextrous pro can switch hands as fast as a Steve Nash killer crossover and score from anywhere. Score by imagining new ideas, new products, and new markets.