Traditionally, an IT manager used to be focused on the hardware and networks. Today, because IT is evolving and expanding to permeate more roles than ever, IT managers are less about the infrastructure and more about being technology architects. Consequently, there’s never been a more challenging and exciting time to be in IT management. Modern businesses are going through a digital transformation, and the IT guys are front and centre and leading the way.
An IT Manager is much more than a Technology Facilitators
There’s no doubt that today’s IT department has a much broader remit than merely overseeing software and hardware. IT has an integral role to play in sales, marketing, business development, finance and human resources. As a result, this makes an IT manager a tech-savvy innovator who leads change through an entire business.
A Wireless Tech Revolution
IT is becoming a central role in most businesses. Consequently, IT managers must ensure staff are evolving with it to maximise business growth and efficiencies. They must demonstrate the central nature of the new IT structure. In other words, it’s no longer to be considered a separate department but as an essential part of every department. Wi-Fi technology is leading this homogenisation. Employees expect seamless wireless everything and IT managers need to ensure security is automated and robust, even for BYOD.
IT Management is Moving to the Cloud
The drive and demand for continuous IT innovation are being realised by moving IT systems to a Cloud-based IT architecture. Cloud systems offer unprecedented flexibility, agility and scalability. Furthermore, large capital investments are no longer needed, as businesses transition to a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model. In turn, this frees us time to develop further business efficiencies. Plus, the development of better business models without the traditional restrictions of storage space or computing power. Finally, in a continuously changing IT world, cloud-based systems offer the latest technology and software. This leaves IT managers free to focus on business improvements.