In any business decision making process, knowing the current market trends is crucial. This approach is no different for the IT channel, as technologies change and the potential for the latest innovation to shift the paradigm can toss all conventional wisdom out the window.
In a recent guest column for VentureBeat, Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk, an online workplace, examined what he considers to be the top workplace trends of 2013. Most of the smaller factors that Swart brings up have one larger thread in common – the need for specialists.
Each new technology that is influencing current business practices – like cloud computing, remote workforces and big data – brings with it a specific skill set that IT Principals need to make sure they can access. Without that knowledge base, trying to implement any of these innovations can be very difficult.
This is why IT Principals need to turn to a trusted Solution Provider that can act as a reliable resource to help implement any system. Where speed in deploying can be the deciding factor to success, IT departments that spend extra time trying to find resources can be in trouble.
"To stay competitive, businesses are moving faster than ever, and creating flexible teams that they can adapt as dynamics change," wrote Swart. "However, this 'need for speed' has to be balanced with process analysis if a business is going to be both fast and successful."
Swart goes on to say that there will be more specific skills coming to light in the future – though they probably have not been created yet. As progressive Integrators often lead the way in designing and integrating these emerging solutions, finding the right talent to accomplish a specific task is a challenge.
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