Out With the Old, In With the New
As one year comes to a close and a fresh one starts, we at Certification Magazine are looking forward to the predictability of the holidays (with those inevitable office Christmas party faux pas) and anticipating the changes we will see in the months to come. This year, however, we have more to hope for than a speedy end to Chicago’s frigid winter. Even as this issue goes to print, changes are afoot.
But before we can bring in the new, we must take out the old. And what better way to say goodbye to 2006 than with our annual Certification Magazine Salary Survey? In many ways, this year is no different from the last: There’s some good news, a little bad news and some news that’s barely news at all.
We’ll let you read our full piece on the survey on Page 16, but here are just a few tidbits to pique your interest:
- Women in IT still make more than men, but barely.
- Education beyond high school often does not lead to a bigger paycheck.
- IT pros view outsourcing as both a burden and a blessing.
The end of 2006 offers us a great opportunity to consider the growth and progress that we’ve made even as we look to plan and plot out next year’s IT course. You probably are undergoing a similar process professionally. Certification Magazine will be with you every step of the way.
We’re tapping into some new places in the IT market, adding new faces to our editorial roster and expanding the spaces our content covers. Keep an eye out for surprises.
As always, we welcome any feedback and suggestions you may have as we work to expand our coverage to offer the savvy IT professional multiple resources for technology news, certification updates and career development assistance. Feel free to send us an e-mail at editor (at) certmag (dot) com, or contribute to our forums at www.certmag.com/forums.
— The Certification Magazine Staff