Being in Information Technology or IT we need to constantly be looking on the horizon for new software and hardware and how it could serve us better. Be aware of the FUD or Fear Uncertainty and Doubt some people with little understanding may peddle. Reading blogs and trade magazines are good ways to keep up to date. Other ways are the ever increasing amount of podcasts out there in the various IT specialties. With IT industry there is a lot of product evangelist who will work for certain companies. Their opinions should always be taken with a grain of salt.
If your in IT you must be a life long learner!