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The number of IT jobs is on the rise, however, the roles in hot demand are new roles illustrating the transformation of IT. “The notion that IT is separate from the business has faded into antiquity.” This is a refreshing trend in terms of driving revenue and growth for the business and economy.
“Business architecture is about making sure the whole business holds together,” says Forrester Research analyst Alex Cullen, who researches IT strategy and organizational planning. “It’s a role built around business planning, pointing out opportunities to utilize IT more effectively” in sales, customer service, and other key areas.
The catalyst to mimic the service providers and drive revenue is taking hold and those that adopt the business service management practice and the emerging roles in IT versus continuing to “keep the lights on” will take their business forward to lead their industry.
The remaining roles include: Data Scientist, Social Media Architect, Mobile Technology Expert, Enterprise Mobile Developer and Cloud Architect.
Technology is evolving, the way we interact with customers and drive business is changing and the roles to support it and drive the transformation of the new data center and IT are evolving as well. The manner in which we will monitor and manage technology is evolving as well from bulb monitors to service performance managers and business analysts in using technology to drive revenue first and cut cost second.
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IT job seekers have real reason to hope. No fewer than 10,000 IT jobs were added to payrolls in May alone, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, reflecting a steady month-over-month increase since January. And in a June survey by the IT jobs site Dice.com, 65 percent of hiring managers and recruiters said they will hire more tech professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous six months. (Read Full Article…)