Preparing for the Evolution of the IT Administrator Role

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Meeting the Challenges

How will IT admins rise to these challenges?

Adapting to cutting edge challenges is nothing new for IT admins. In the 2000s, IT admins stepped up their skills to manage IT and the new variables introduced by virtualization. The current transition is merely another opportunity for IT admins to learn new tools, technologies, processes and methodologies. The last decade has seen it all: components connected by wires, wireless technology, virtualization, mobility, cloud, wearables and now IoT. To rise to these challenges and grow, IT admins will need to extend themselves by learning about business, analytics and DevOps, not to mention developing a deep understanding of how every change will impact business.

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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