Preparing for the Evolution of the IT Administrator Role

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The Digital Revolution

What is different about the transition affected by the digital revolution?

The initial years of virtualization aligned IT with business, whereas in the current scenario, IT and business are inseparable, as this survey by Computerworld confirms. According to the report, 42 percent of the enterprises surveyed want to hire professionals who have combined tech and business backgrounds that will allow them to articulate the value of IT in meeting business goals.

This transition has replaced the uncertainty around IT admin jobs with the certitude of the same people being involved in IT in ways like never before. If an IT admin is now responsible for sourcing and deploying solutions to manage infrastructure or services, analyzing and troubleshooting problems, an IoT architect, according to Drue Reeves, research director for Gartner, "is responsible for the vision, strategy, architecture and shepherding of IoT solutions from inception to deployment."

Just as writing has come to mean texting, blogging or any form of digital writing, the cloud today means one or all of the three Cs: computing, connectivity and communication. And just as nearly all thought to putting pen to paper has disappeared, all reference to the natural cloud is long forgotten. The three Cs have altered the way we consume services. The adage, "change is the only constant," holds true in the IT landscape like no other, forcing IT admins to constantly learn new skills and make strategic decisions.

In this slideshow Vidya Vasu, head of the ManageEngine Community, takes a closer look at how the role of the IT administrator is changing and how individuals can prepare.


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