Overheard: Word of the Day

Feb 12 2010   11:32AM GMT

Overheard – Emotional intelligence and soft skills

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Historically, if you were the network administrator, the network was yours. You controlled everything. The network was your domain.  In this new world, you may have to become an ‘influencer,’ which means you’re going to have to be able to advise your organization about what’s good and what’s bad to put in the cloud … and a lot of network administrators are short on those soft skills.”

James Staten, as quoted in IT job security fears over cloud computing? Network jobs still vital

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is emotional intelligence.  See also: soft skills.

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