How New Information Technology in the Workplace Drives the Demand for Jobs
The Demand for Educated IT Professionals
If you’ve ever wondered about the role that technology plays in today’s business world, consider a power outage. If the power goes out, work stops. Most of us wouldn’t even have a clue of what to do in this situation. Funny how if the power went out just 30 years ago, work can continue as usual, but today, it grinds everything to a halt. This is because pervasiveness of technology has taken over everything, and harnessing this technology relies on dedicated, educated IT professionals.
According to Wikipedia, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has said, "Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 17 percent over the 2008-18 decade, which is faster than the average for all occupations. New applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, fueling the need for more managers.”
New information technology in the workplace drives the demand for jobs in several different areas. With a host of ways to capture information, “big data” is a major driving force for organizations looking to create internal efficiencies, drive sales, and better target their customers. Individuals with the ability to analyze this information and apply it to their organizations will leave both themselves and their organizations, in great shape for success. This new application of technology will demand educated IT professionals who are able to think both critically, and technically.
Another driving force in the demand for technology-based jobs is the rapid evolution of technology. It seems every hour there is a new technology to come about that will make life easier for those who use it. IT professionals with both the technical proficiency and systems knowledge to bring these technologies together will be uniquely positioned for career success as Chief Technology Offices, Technical Managers, Systems Administrators, and IT Administrators (to name a few).
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