IT managers hoping for the staffing situation to ease up next year are bound to be disappointed, as experts expect the talent wars to continue to rage in 2008. The trends that shaped IT's hiring landscape in 2007--including low unemployment, a limited talent supply, increasing reliance on technology and demand for business acumen--will remain in play during the coming year. And that means rising salaries, increased benefits and a choice of employment opportunities for job hunters who have the right skill sets.
Stories by Steff Gelston
Venture capitalist legend Tom Perkins cofounded Silicon Valley's Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which jumpstarted companies such as Google and Genentech.
Long associated with Hewlett-Packard, he resigned from its board in 2006 in a dispute over the board spying on its own directors, sparking an SEC investigation and the exit of HP's chairman. His memoir Valley Boy published this month: