IT Principals must prepare for challenges that don’t yet exist

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
August 16, 2012

Article By VAR Staffing

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone 10 years ago who would have predicted the influence that cloud computing and tablets have on current business IT. While some IT Principals may have kept their ear to the ground and been ahead of the curve when innovation takes place, many were forced to play catch-up, scrambling to find the needed resources to answer new challenges.

As technology continues to change, the trend of IT Principals being prepared to deal with situations that are not on their radar is only going to grow. According to a new report from the Department of Labor, 65 percent of current grade-school children will end up in jobs that haven't even been created yet.

"One of the best things about technology is its propensity to create opportunities where there were none before," wrote Jack Donovan in a recent Wired Magazine article.

While technological innovation brings new and exciting features to the world, IT Principals need to properly investigate any new system before deciding to implement them. Each new device, software or strategy brings with it a new skill set that enterprises need to ensure they possess to be successful. Companies that can remain adaptable and have reliable resources to rely on, have the best chance to take advantage of the next big development.

While there is sure to be new opportunities as technology advances, there will also be new challenges that IT Principals need to be prepared for. VARs and MSPs that are partnered with VAR Staffing can be invaluable resources when the latest innovation becomes the next must-have business skill set.

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