The Transition of IT Specialization
The IT systems arena is undergoing a massive transition decades in the making. This transition is what all IT workers must take heed of and rapidly rework their mind frame towards. In summary, networking technology has finally reached a level of maturity where IT competency needs are tangibly shifting from fixing and maintaining systems infrastructure to exploring and innovating new systems applications.
For the past two decades, a corporate IT Department’s primary function was to serve as the backbone of support for company operations. Only as a secondary priority have IT workers considered leveraging technology towards the expansion and drive of new paradigms of thought and direction for the company. While many have anticipated a theoretical flip of these priorities for years, that age has finally dawned upon us. Systems infrastructure is finally commoditized to the point where IT components have for the most part met the 15 year long dream of ‘plug and play’. Thus, the focus is finally shifting from ensure uptime, upkeep, and troubleshooting to contemplating novel, groundbreaking applications of technology.