In the March 21 issue of Fortune magazine, How to Approach the Coming Brain Drain covers some ground we\u2019ve worked in these pages (namely Megan Santosus\u2019s knowledge management coverage, such as Don\u2019t Leave Your Company in a Purple Haze), but from the CEO\u2019s perspective. According to Fortune, \u201ctens of millions of baby-boomers turn 60 this year, and the decade ahead will see vast numbers of people retiring, or at least leaving their current full-time careers.\u201d \n\n\n\nSince Megan\u2019s column got more than 30 comments from CIO.com readers (scroll to the bottom of that article to read them or post your own), this must be an issue for a lot of you. Further, CIO\u2019s most recent Staffing Update reports that many CIOs are concerned that their own organization will experience an IT management shortage in the next five to ten years. \n\n\n\nThe Fortune story describes some creative ways companies\u2014such as Dow Chemical, Northrop Grumman, Draper Labs and others\u2014are handling the challenge, and suggests they may be blueprints for others. For example, the story quotes Dave Keppler, the CIO of Dow Chemical on mentor programs, and Scott Schaffar, Northrop Grumman\u2019s director of knowledge management, on \u201ccommunities of practice.\u201d If you face this, this article may help start a discussion on strategy.