New technologies embody new business processes as well as new tasks for employers. Since experts expect that cloud computing will expand during the next few years, it will also mean that job roles will be changing with it, especially for managers or CIOs.
By Cloud Computing, CIOs/Managers must not only cope with the enterprise and strategic planning of in-house IT, but also increasingly look at relationship management with external partners, as the consultant Lutz Tilker says. This means that soft skills will be stronger in demand in the future. Businesses expect CIOs/Managers to demonstrate a wide horizon, intellectual sharpness, negotiation skills and the ability to control external partners these days. Today’s the general consensus is that adoption of cloud computing is allowing CIOs/Managers to participate in business strategies more than just doing their previous tasks of dealing with technology.
According to Neena Pahuja, the CIO of Max HealthCare Group, “CIOs spend time managing infrastructure, servers and day-to-day technological issues. Adoption of cloud computing will allow them to focus more on business delivery.”
But for now, the CIOs/Managers will have to deal with the organisational changes plus their management first and take over a central role in driving them forward in order to be up to date. Times are changing – are you ready to change with it?