You would be hard pressed to find a business these days that has not embraced some level of IT in its daily operations. From sending a simple email to running an entire manufacturing system remotely through a mobile device, technology is playing a substantial role in the success of many companies. It is because of this that the role of the IT channel has become increasingly important.
According to a recent AOL Jobs article, there are 4.16 million IT professionals working in the United States and that figure is expected to increase by 22 percent by the end of 2020. On top of that, IT expertise is now a must-have skill in the boardroom during any business strategy or brainstorming session about potential future decisions.
"The best thing any aspiring or experienced IT pro can do is to constantly learn about where their industry is headed and train in a broad range of IT skills," the article reads. "Even if those skills don't seem to be directly relevant to a current position, IT jobs increasingly require an understanding across multiple types of technologies."
The piece goes on to talk about several specific skill sets that businesses are looking for. These include software development, tech security, the cloud and big data. Each one of these
areas has seen a major increase in demand over the last few years as the benefits they bring to operations become more apparent.
Companies that do not have the internal resources to handle these strategies are turning toward industry VARs and MSPs to meet demand. Solution providers that partner with VAR Staffing can find the impactful talent enterprises desire.