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The Top 3 Skills Every IT Person Needs


A very interesting conversation with someone led to a fun question.  What are the three things that every IT person needs to learn to protect their position?

“If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more.” – Eric Shinseki

I’m a huge proponent for iterative, and positive change.  As a long-time systems admin and architect, I’ve had to live through a lot of it, and I became the one who drove it.  What were the things that I put into my repertoire that allowed for advancement in and out of the office?

These are the three key things that I would put on that top 3 skills list:

1. Understanding business operations and requirements

2. Automation and orchestration

3. Become a Developer…sort of

Understanding the Business

Technology enables business, not the other way around.  Technology for technology’s sake is a solution without a problem.  Every single aspect of IT should be in furtherance of the business goals.  The business processes and goals should be apparent in everything that we create, else we may as well be decorating a Christmas tree in February; it may look nice, but doesn’t server any purpose.

Read the entire article here, The Top 3 Skills Every IT Person Needs

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