Ten or 15 years ago, many information technology professionals managed company networks and phone lines. Today they continue to oversee the maintenance and implementation of those systems, but mobile technology has diversified the role to include internal and external applications. From companies that use internal social networks (ISN) for communications to those with public-facing apps, IT roles in 2015 often require a great deal of mobile savvy to uphold security and ensure functionality.
"Of course, helping organizations manage content requires a level of expertise that encompasses everything from compliance to security as well," explains Michael Vizard of the VAR Guy blog. "What is changing, however, is the tenor of the conversation with the customer. More often than not the mobile computing device is only a means to an end."
For VAR professionals, mobile technology is changing everything from lead generation to standards and practices. As a result, professionals in the candidate marketplace should possess a range of experience and competency handling the IT and IS issues that come along with mobile platforms.
Vizard explains that one of the biggest challenges is managing content, as well as content visibility. Making sure that the right users or visitors can view and interact with the appropriate forms, information and messages is critical to the success of a mobile- or web-based communication platform. This goes for apps that face the public as well as internal systems that keep employees in the loop.
"[…] Helping organizations manage how content gets rendered on any device represents the equivalent of an aftermarket opportunity for the channel," says Vizard. "In fact, it's arguable that it's only just now that there is enough of a critical mass in terms of devices to warrant investing in a mobile-centric approach to managing both data and content."
When companies take advantage of these mobile-centric opportunities, they require a team of tech professionals who can meet the unique challenges of security and utility. Recent surveys of executives show that many of them are concerned with the lack of training and preparation for the nuts and bolts of IT/IS positions in 2015. Because the field is rapidly expanding, it's critical to ensure that new hires and prospective employees are abreast of the latest developments in mobile technology. A third-party staffing firm can help businesses procure and retain employees with those skill sets.
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