As economic and social factors always shape the IT industry, we look at four compelling pressure points that may have the possibility to significantly affect IT careers within the next 5yrs.
As society’s dependency on IT systems is maintaining growth, the strain around the professionals who dream up, design and support scalping strategies become more and more stringent. Computers aren’t just the domain of engineering minds, children to grandmothers will also be on board and everyone else between. This makes the Internet more essential to the society of computer has ever been.
#2 Cloud Computing
Cloud computing will be the presentation of an alternative party service into your network. This is another concept that’s gaining momentum primarily due to recent advances in telecommunications, processing and storage capacity. This service model has the opportunity to rock technical roles from the IT workforce. Although it could be more accurate to say until this model (if successful) could be the catalyst as opposed to the cause of the change in workforce skills demands.
#3 Internet Addresses
The current Internet address space referred to as IP version 4 is 95% depleted. Its successor is referred to as IP version 6. Interestingly, the (eventual) implementation of IP version 6 features a huge potential to shape IT career profiles. Ironically, the possibility of this new protocol may be the same potential dreaded by some large corporations these days. You see this protocol gives residential users to be able to participate in the Internet by serving information, rather than just receiving it. It can be said this functionality resembles today’s’ peer-to-peer protocols on steroids!
It can be possible that the IP version 6’s ‘next killer application’ will be one which harnesses this functionality to empower home users in a manner that’s today very difficult to …