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Planning for the Coming Wave of IT Staff Retirements
As the baby-boomer generation ages, a growing number of senior IT professionals are nearing retirement, and many organizations have not fully prepared for the loss of so many leaders and experienced technical staff members. Furthermore, as younger IT staff replace older workers, the demographics within the typical IT shop are changing, leading to a number of "generational issues" (differences between generations in their skills, culture, and experience) that will need to be addressed. This special report, based on our survey of over 150 organizations, documents the extent of these problems by size of organization, highlights the various strategies that IT groups are taking to deal with them, and provides practical recommendations for IT executives to prepare for the coming generational transition of the IT workforce. (13 pp., 20 figs.) [Executive Summary]
IT Equipment Disposal Costs Continue to Rise
Today, the sheer volume of used computer equipment that must be disposed of has made this a problematic issue--and one that has attracted upper management attention. As a result, the computer recycling business is booming and the price of using these services is on the upswing.