Many of us are asking how much the future work environment of managing information will be hinged on critical new specialties – like analytics or metadata – versus a broad set of skills supported by automated technologies.

What's obvious right now is that a shortage of skills in specific areas needs to be filled by worthy individuals, but over time you can't expect to get by on one skill alone. In other words, find a good job opening in analytics or metadata and prosper for the next five years, but don't expect it to be a 30-year career.

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