Wearing Many Hats the New Norm for IT Pros

Everyone today is being asked to do more with less: less budget, less time and less support.  IT Pros are not immune to this do more with less mentality.  No longer are you simply maintaining storage or troubleshooting the network when things go sour. As every business becomes an information business, the IT role is expanding – but budgets and resources typically don’t keep pace.
Tomorrow's IT ProfessionalAs your role evolves, you’re being asked to wear multiple hats and support numerous business initiatives. Welcome to the new reality.  If you’re not already being asked, be prepared for some added responsibilities:

  • You need to become more of a data detective, charged with tracking down files and restoring lost data.
  • You’ll have to be even more vigilant as a guardian of your data, as data loss and breaches are impacting more organizations.
  • Expect to play the role of not only data keeper but also data curator –  bringing logic and organization to your data before and when it’s stored.
  • Finally, as your responsibilities grow, so too will the requests from your business’ leaders for you to identify actionable intelligence from the data you store.

Welcome to the 21st Century of IT.  Ready to don these hats? Check out our new SlideShare “Tomorrow’s IT Professional: Prepare to guide on data governance, security, curation and business strategy” to get a better understanding of what’s being asked of you.

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Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm was the vice president of marketing at DataGravity for 2 years. Jeff brought more than 20 years of experience with a rare combination of marketing skills, organizational leadership and technical background to DataGravity, having shaped the BI and search markets working for industry pioneers and disrupters.