Nearly 14,000 IT pros took our 2012 salary survey, providing insights into salaries and bonuses. What can you learn to increase your paycheck and career satisfaction?
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U.S. IT pros continue to see outsourcing hurting the IT profession, but the pain isn't as acute as back in 2004, a time when many companies shifted swathes of development and app support work to India and other lower-cost countries. Today in the U.S., 60% of staff and 53% of managers believe there are fewer IT jobs available because of outsourcing. In 2004, it was 75% of all IT pros. Sixty-one percent said it created lower morale back then, compared with around half today. U.S. IT pros remain highly skeptical that outsourcing lets the remaining IT pros work on more innovative projects--an idea that's often cited by IT execs who initiate outsourcing. Just 13% believed that in 2004, and only 17% of staff and 23% of managers believe it today.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
IT Strategies to Conquer the CloudChances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.