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Ten Steps Techies Should Take to Keep Their Jobs in a Financial Meltdown

Against the backdrop of a slowing economy, there are a number of steps that corporate IT professionals can take to increase their job security. With belt-tightening now a common theme — even in Silicon Valley — IT workers need to focus on practical ways that they can help their company reduce costs. They also need to learn how IT can drive business value throughout the organization and develop the type of peer network that will help them build consensus about important projects. Finally, they need to think about ways that they can position themselves as a generalist rather than a specialist in order to increase their perceived value to an employer.

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