Challenges Facing IT Professionals Today

Challenges Facing IT Professionals Today

Given a new technology required renowned specialists and that’s when we have to ask: are trained IT professionals will play a new role? Do providers of these technologies can form them? In uncertain economies it will increases the pressure for a more cautious management of economic resources and in this scenario it is where the combination of cloud and virtualization seems to be a good option to reduce operating expenses.

“For some analysts, this trend will not replace the human resource, the boost to be more productive and require companies to prepare for the use of the technologies mentioned. From a general point of view, the expert opinion indicates that virtualization and cloud, instead of replacing workers, restructure the job description and the requirements on the IT professionals to managements are less IT operational and more than business-focused, “says Carlos Said, manager of Druidics Technology, a company dedicated to technology consulting, solutions development, information security and IT infrastructure.

A recent study on the impact of cloud technology in the workplace, developed by IDC, expects spending on services on private and public cloud will impact the IT job creating about 14 million jobs by 2015. Other data show that the three industries that generate more employees due to cloud is communication and media with 2.4 million, and the banking sector, which could create up to 1.4 million jobs. The manufacturing industry would be small-scale thirdly with up to 1.3 million jobs in the coming years.

Given these facts, CIOs need to have staff with skills to transform into business value using these technologies. The first professionals to adapt will likely have a competitive advantage in employment. The IT professional challenge will stay updated and trained in aspects such as Security and Mobility, cloud is a trigger for these technologies. Part of this challenge is to assume that a percentage of your income should be allocated to training, and may not be solved by organizations.

People appear to require Internet access as a condition of any device. This results in increased demand for mobile broadband services and the increasing data traffic. By 2017, 85% of the world population will have access to the Internet via 3G and half will be covered with 4G service, according to the traffic report and market Pulse of Ericsson’s Networked Society. Meanwhile, there will be about 9,000 million mobile subscriptions, compared with 6.000 million at the end of 2011.

Between the first quarter of 2011 and the same period of 2012 data traffic was doubled, where videos and smartphones played an important role. This creates a business opportunity and a growing need, not only in terms of communication but also in areas such as Security, Data Backup, Technology Business Continuity, Data Encryption ‘on rest’ and ‘on fly’, Mass Storage Information, Big Data and ‘Analytics’.

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