Five open source skills you'll need in 2017 | Top skills IT pros will need to conquer the open source platform

We look at important skills IT pros should need to conquer open source in 2017

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With more organisations opting to either use open source software or open up their platforms, most IT pros will be versed in basic open source practices. However, like most things in tech, the required skills can be subject to change.

According to The Linux Foundation, a huge 87 percent of managers say it's difficult to find open source talent, with 79 percent of mangers increasing incentives to retain their current open source employees.

Computerworld UK spoke with CBT Nuggets trainer and open source expert Shawn Powers to discuss skills IT pros will need to conquer the open source platform in 2017.

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