IT hiring will pick up slightly next year, and talented programmers and project managers will be at the starting line.

If you want to see what employees in the business world are thinking, check what their Information Technology (IT) staffs are doing. This broad job classification includes application programming, project management, computer networking, computer security, data centers to house large computers, web services such as mobile products, telecommunications such as instant messaging, business intelligence such as making data more available and useful, employee collaboration, and business acumen and communication skills.