Preparing for the Evolution of the IT Administrator Role

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So, Will There Still Be IT Admins?

Well, yes and no. There may not be IT admins in the traditional sense. Instead, they will fit into different molds, as their jobs demand. Their roles will not just be about enabling or keeping IT together but will also be about enabling business. Going cloud and digital will keep IT admins challenged. They will be on the constant quest for knowledge to keep pace with the changes cloud and digitalization bring. However, there will be one constant through all the transitions: their ability to meet  technical challenges. No matter what titles they go by, for this one reason, IT admins, in their new roles, will still be known as IT superheroes.

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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