And our final discussion item from the Educause Top 10 IT Issues:
#1: Updating IT Professionals' Skills and Roles to Accommodate Emerging
Technologies and Changing IT Management and Service Delivery Models
professional development is not necessarily about a programmer learning
a new language. The issue is much broader, focusing on the changing way
information technology delivers and manages technology services and on
how the IT staff must adapt accordingly. Although the CIO's changing
role has received much attention in recent years, with the need for CIOs
to acquire or enhance their strategic planning, relationship
management, and communications skills, many other roles in the IT
organization are also evolving in similarly disruptive ways.
Voice over IP, multi-factor identity systems, Groovy, Grails, cloud and license management, app development, HTML5, virtual architectures - you name it, and we are changing the knowledge...