Abstract: A constant in the Information Technology field is change. Technologies continue to change at a rapid pace. The need to remain current is essential for all professionals in the IS/IT field. This research presents the results of an employer survey examining the current and anticipated change in the usage of technologies. Technologies evaluated in this work include those in the areas of databases, programming languages, networking, cloud computing and operating systems platforms. Results are discussed and compared to similar surveys conducted in 2008 and 2003. While results found that Microsoft technologies are still dominant, they also suggest an increased emphasis on mobile platforms within the operating systems area and virtualization within the networking area. Within the database area, open source software (MySQL) increased dramatically compared to the prior surveys. Finally, cloud computing was included as a new technology area with mixed results.
Keywords: IT Technologies, IT/IS Skills
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Recommended Citation: Cummings, J., Janicki, T., Kline, D. M. (2014). Shifting Technological Landscape: IT Departments and Anticipated Technological Changes . Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 7(4) pp 37-49. http://jisar.org/2014-7/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2013)