Coding skills are in demand, but companies want more from technology professionals


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The ascendance of digital enterprises — powered by AI, machine learning, and cloud-based services — is recasting the career opportunities of technology managers and professionals. Coding skills continue to be in demand, but companies ultimately want more, and as a result, IT roles are being pushed upward. 

One thing is sure — certain aspects of IT plumbing are going by the wayside. “Unless someone wants to work at one of the public cloud providers or collocated data centers, IT staff should be moving away from hardware management, OS management, and related skillsets as these will soon be