A gap exists between today’s composition of IT groups and what is needed for enterprises to maximize return on systems investments, so say CIOs in a recent survey.
CIO magazine and the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) asked 370 CIOs about the makeup and goals of their organizations. The CIOs indicated a new “value proposition” for IT was to move beyond building and running systems and into a space that contributes more fundamental business value to the enterprise. This represents at least a partial shift of responsibility away from other departments who are often tasked with providing the ultimate value out of systems created and maintained by the IT department.
Skills such as vendor managers, IT/business experts, data and analytics experts, and application developers top out where it comes to skill sets needed to make that value proposition a reality.
IT/Business experts are the hybrids we discussed recently, people who have depth in both and are able to tie them together in meaningful ways. One example are IT service managers who are not necessarily technologists but manage technology for the business. ITIL certification and project management certification are highly advisable for those in such positions and are sure to be hired first in a glut of applicants.
Application developers will have specific skills that vary depending on the chosen technology. Particular hot spots include Java, Oracle and Android application development. Pursuing training in any of these areas is very desirable when seeking to build a strong resume.
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