Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:25

IT professionals need management skils

Written by Nick Farell

y questionmark

IT professionals need management skils

IT professionals with management skills will be the most sought after in the future according to a recent debate about IT Skills for Tomorrow, by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Andrew Reid, Director, Microsoft Consulting Services said that there will be a need for deep technical skills in the future. But the people who will be valued most highly, will be those who combine their technical skills with an equally deep understanding of the business.

“This will enable them to architect the technology in such a way that it enables the organisation to differentiates itself from its competitors,” he said. Paul Jagger, from IBM said that it takes time to develop the right skills. Today, many organisations are looking for a 40 year old consultant who is 20 years earlier in their career, he said. 

“There are a very select few who have that sort of ability and those who do, they will go on to be the next Mark Zuckerburg. We need to develop people, not just procure them.” Rubi Kaur, HMRC said that in thefuture, companies will need an IT function; however it will be more about strategic IT direction, concentrating on governance and management. 

Jagger added: “It won’t be a discreet function in the future. It will be more strategic and will need to be linked implicitly to the organisation’s goals and deliver upon the objectives of the organisation.”

Last modified on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:30

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments