Tuesday, 4 March 2014

THE FUTURE OF IT


I remember in 2001 the much talk about smart houses, smart fridges, microwaves and even a smart CD player that plays your favorite song every time you come home from work. These devices, where in existence, but not yet in the market.  Today, there are a billion smart phones and tablets added to the list of smart objects and available in almost every electronic store. Also Google and Apple are the leading IT companies.
In 10 years’ time, we will have more computers connected to the internet; the internet will be much bigger than it is now. The number of smart objects connected to the internet would exceed the number of people on the planet 10 years ago. It is predicted that by 2020, there would be 50 billion devices connected to the internet.
“What you will see is faster processing of customer service and real-time adaptive learning said Victor Newman.


It is also believed that customer service would be excellent; no poor customer service is accepted any longer as more people would need faster answers and quick turnaround time. Organizations will turn to IT to improve their service in real time.
People will no longer go to classrooms to learn as almost all information that they need are already online. Students will prefer to enroll for online programs either diploma, certificate degree or master.
Student these days. We will also see roles like online admissions officer, e-learning tutor, e-learning Technical support officer and developers.

Two decades ago words like face-booking, tweet, google, skype, blogs, cyber bulling, online shopping, and digital marketing did not exist, now they are often used amongst knowledgeable users. More words in the future will be coined out of future technologies.

The innovation cycle will get faster. For a lot of the techniques that people have used to slow down innovation down, the breaks will come off,” he said “We will have an explosion of creativity.”
IT professionals that do not deliver will be out of work very quickly, Newman said .

“There’s a general anxiety that has settled over much of the IT profession in recent years. It’s a stark contrast to the situation just over a decade age. At the end of 1990s, IT pros were the belle and ball. The IT labor shortage regularly made headlines and IT pros were able to command excellent salaries by getting training and certification, job hopping and in many cases, being the only qualified candidate for a key position in a thinly-stretched job market. At the time, IT was held up as one of the professions of the future, where more and more of the best jobs would be migrating as computer-automated processes replaced manual ones. Unfortunately, that idea of the future has disappeared, or at least morphed into something much different” 

Now, the glory days are over because most companies no longer rely on IT to solve their problems, IT professionals sometimes engaged in wasteful projects that yield no returns and a complete waste of time. During the 1990s a lot of companies invested in IT, some with good results but some companies over invested not giving the desired result. More and more of traditional software has moved to the web, or at least to internal servers and served through a web browser.  Most solutions to your problems are now online. If a person is smart enough to get the right software, it could be the answer to your problem said Janson Hiner.



Janson Hiner  believes that in the future many companies will see no need to hire IT professionals or just hire a few IT professionals instead they would prefer  three types of professionals which are software developers, consultants and  project managers. He is of the opinion that IT professionals are expensive and because of they are very knowledgeable they become experts at saying no, thus hindering progress.