Many changes have befallen the IT channel over the last decade. As technology becomes a bigger part of today's business world, the tech sector and its terminology must be understood by those who normally haven't needed to speak the language in the past. Anyone who has ever been lost during a conversation that includes "technobabble" can understand how frustrating it can be when you don't understand what is happening.
According to a recent study by IT security solutions provider Tripwire, this issue is prevalent in the technology sector right now, particularly when it comes to security. Nearly half of all non-executive IT security professionals surveyed said they have a hard time communicating about specific issues with company senior leaders.
This is a two-way street, however. Less than 40 percent of respondents said they knew the business-oriented language needed to communicate effectively.
Dwayne Melancon, the chief technology officer for Tripwire, told Fox Small Business that a closer connection between security and business is going to become standard operating procedure in the future.
"IT security professionals tend to focus on granular, technical information, but senior leadership wants to focus on how security can protect business goals like revenue growth, profit, competitive agility and customer satisfaction," Melancon said. "This ability to communicate the value of information security in terms easily understood by the rest of the business is a critical skill for career success in IT security."
This is going to require a new kind of IT professional to execute properly. By partnering with VAR Staffing, any solution provider will be able to find the impactful talent who can be successful in future tech environments.