Jobs in IT

I read this article in Professor Sadagopan’s Weblog about Jobs in IT.
A point that he said seemed so true to me ... He said "IT is no longer a “fad” but has become the key to every other industry".

Yes the Truth is that we can't look at IT in isolation. IT is thriving because the IT solutions that are being delivered are enabling other industries to get some kind of significant cost benefit. IT has changed the way different industries are doing their business. Industries that are using IT are thriving and are doing better than what they were doing before. So as a chain reaction there are more jobs being created in all these industries. That may also be the reason why there are debates going on whether IT should be called "IT" (as in Information Technology) or BT for Business Technology.

The chain reaction continues as there are more opportunities for services to be provided to the companies in these industries (including IT). (Eg. Suppliers of Computers, Couriers, Office Boys, food at cafeteria to name the common ones)

Innovative people think observe problems that these companies are facing from their service providers and come up with possible alternate solution options as Business Opportunities. So in essence you could say that the economy today is robust because of all industries doing well ... a phenomenon probably triggered by IT being effectively used as an enabler.

Professor Sadagopan also goes on to say "Of course, IT is also maturing; it may not grow at the same scorching pace for ever. At least in India IT will keep growing for a reasonable time, say 5- 10 years at great speed and slow down thereafter, yet growing at modest speeds"

The above is also true. Importantly the prediction that IT will continue to grow at a modest pace even after 5-10 years. This is true because of Continuous Improvement. We can never say that an IT Solution delivered will work forever. In this ever changing business scenario it is important that the IT systems also change with the changing scenario. So there will always be scope for innovation and also jobs for all those innovative people who will constantly question the way business is done and come up with better ways to run businesses.

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