Calculated risk important for IT Principal success

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
August 14, 2012

Article By VAR Staffing

For IT Principals, there are a number of factors that must be considered when deciding to add new technology or resources into their business. Before any innovation can be implemented, enterprises must ensure they can successfully educate, deploy and maintain a new system with the resources they currently have.

A new article from ComputerWorld spoke with a number of CIOs about various technology investments that they did or didn't make and why.

Rob Meilen, the CIO of window treatment company Hunter Douglas, was one of the executives interviewed by Minda Zetlin in the piece. According to Meilen, the role of IT Principals is to be clever about what technology advancements to invest in. CIOs must be calculated risk takers and avoid wasting employee time and resources. He went on to say that it is imperative to keep trying new strategies as staying too safe does not serve an enterprise as fully as possible.

NetworkWorld examined one of these risks that many CIOs face in a recent piece about the draw of big data jobs the IT industry is currently seeing.

"We're in a new era in terms of how large the databases are, the amount of data we're collecting, and how we're using it," said Modis vice president Laura Kelley to the source. "It's much more strategic than it's ever been."

Kelley went on to say that finding big data professionals can be particularly difficult to find because of the unique combination of skills – business, analytic, statistical and computer – are something can not be acquired quickly.

Whether it's big data, cloud computing or the next unknown trend, IT Principals need to constantly look into new technologies. Reliable VARs and Integrators that are partnered with VAR Staffing can be go-to resources when the decision on an innovation must be made.

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