Why it’s essential to anticipate and manage competencies in IT

Posted by David Muhlmann

The combination of globalization with the growth of IT in business is changing all jobs. At the same time, it’s increasing the expectations and needs of technology users. These trends are bringing the most profound change to IT itself – making the discipline much more strategic for organizations, and transforming the nature of IT roles. This demands a more strategic approach to planning tomorrow’s IT workforce.

Today, IT is driving value and disrupting industries

Developments like Big Data, Web 3.0 and Cloud computing are making IT truly transformational. Take the example of Uber. By connecting devices (smartphones and cabs), it re-shapes a traditional industry into a marketplace, removing the need for managers and undermining existing players (1). Looking at how trends like this could play out over time, a recent academic study suggested that computerization could ultimately replace 47 pe ...

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