Technology and skills priorities

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IT security is a top priority, with nearly half of respondents seeing human error as a growing concern for businesses. Many blame a failure to get staff up to speed on security breaches – a sign that IT professionals need to look beyond technology solutions and start taking responsibility for training the people using them.

Mobility is in the top five IT priorities, which means we can expect increased use of tablets, but also services such as video-conferencing.

But people still care more about traditional IT infrastructure – data storage and networks were priorities two and four for the coming year. Despite the hype around cloud, server rooms and datacentres are not dead yet and the skills to maintain them should not be completely cast out as we develop new skills for the approaching cloud.

Career experts and hiring managers weighed in on today’s most in-demand job skills and how to improve them:
Self-management:  Companies are eager to find employees who are able to keep themselves on track without excessive supervision or micromanaging. Furthermore showing that you have an understanding of what the organisation wants to achieve through its products and services, and how it competes in its marketplace will give you a better understanding of the objectives and goals of the business.

Social media skills: Most people need some IT skills to find work today. Acquiring basic IT skills and being familiar with using a computer may open up a wide range of employment opportunities and increase your marketability in the workplace.

Creative problem solving:  It’s good to show that you can approach problems from different angles; knowing how to analyze and use data is important, but it takes a combination of those strong analytical skills with the creative vision to apply it to the ‘big picture’. The ability to apply both logic and creativity to solve problems is highly valued by employers.

 

Sources:

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7697-in-demand-job-skills.html

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/aboutus/newsarticles/Pages/Spotlight-SoftSkills.aspx

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