With feet firmly planted in the new year, it is time to officially turn the page on 2012 and start looking into the tech challenges IT Principals will have on their plates in 2013. What resources from the past year will remain in high demand? What are the new ones that decision-makers need to keep an eye out for this year?
According to a recent article from CNME – a popular IT blog – in the next 12 months, cloud technology, mobile projects and business intelligence will top the list of in-demand tech resources. These solutions will cover a number of different business strategies like big data analytics, remote employee success and mobile applications. However, these systems are far more involved than some businesses think and cannot be solved by just hiring one person.
“Someone who thinks they can just hire someone to develop a mobile application is missing out on the fact that you need multiple skills sets that come from different people,” Eric Berridge, the co-founder of IT consulting firm Bluewolf, told the news source. “There’s not a one-size-fits-all from a skills set perspective.”
On top of these individual innovations, there will also be demand to combine these tools into a single solution. All three of the top in-demand resources are often seen as part of a single system that can increase productivity and profitability.
IT Principals need to be aware of what the demands of the future could be if they want to remain ahead of the competition. VARs and MSPs have become reliable resources that many IT decision-makers are partnering with. However, for Solution Providers to remain ahead of the crowd, they should partner with VAR Staffing to find the most impactful talent that can make all the difference.