When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

16 February 2007

Automation, not outsourcing, will take your job

By 2015, 40% of today's IT job roles will be lost to automation, predicts [the Gartner Group.] Although the number of people employed in the US manufacturing sector has declined steadily during the past 50 years, productivity per worker continues to rise and has doubled in the past 20 years.

'The same trend will be true of IT-related jobs as we move further into the information age. Multiple, simultaneous trends are converging in IT departments' say the analysts.
Gartner predicts: Nearly Half of IT Jobs will be Lost to Automation by 2015 (Usability News, February 4 2005)

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