India’s beleaguered $150 billion IT services industry is facing an existential crisis. This is due to the erosion of its competitive edge by automation and robotics.
However, on May 18, 2017, NASSCOM, the IT industry’s trade association, decided to clear the air and set the record straight. Indian IT does face significant headwinds – industry leaders conceded, and insist that the sector will remain a major net hirer adding about 1,50,000 to its workforce in 2018. However, last year, the industry hired around 1,70,000 new workers. A dip in overall employment figures is inevitable.
The big challenge facing the 3.9 million IT professionals is to meet the demand of a fast-transforming marketplace. Not only is technology changing rapidly, but also with automation, data, analytics and digital making deep inroads, the demands of the global clientele are also growing.
So, how are these changes set to impact individual career paths and roles? Here’s a quick look at the changes that 5 major IT roles will undergo.
The opportunities that working professionals will have, in the new world of work:
Alongside the changes in traditional roles, the industry is also witnessing a range of new roles:
So, what are you waiting for? Comment below on the transition you’re looking forward to.
What are the challenges faced by IT professionals?
No job is easy, but it becomes a backbreaker when accompanied by an ever-changing environment. That is the job of an employee in the IT industry. Increasing workload going hand-in-hand with the need to keep up with changes is challenging. Accelerating technology has left behind many, causing skill gaps, making personnel who was once a master now redundant. Another challenge is automation. With more and more tasks coming under the automation sphere, the need for humans will be limited to monitoring and controlling.
What is cloud integration?
Cloud services are third-party services entailing easy and affordable rendering of applications and resources without the necessary infrastructure. Depending on the company providing the services and the users, the services may be public or private. When multiple cloud environments are brought together, it is called cloud integration. Cloud integration offers many benefits to the user. The flexibility with which data is shared across different networks, storage, and access has improved a gob. The changes which take place at a rapid pace can now be adapted easily with cloud integration. With all the benefits, on the one hand, another hides some risks relating to data security.
What changes are experienced within the business due to technology?
Since the advent of technology, we have gone through many changes, and many are yet to come. Communication has seen one such sweeping change. Communication within the company and outside world is now done digitally without speaking a single word. The role of marketing has changed, from once it meant product promotion through advertisements on televisions and radio to now making chatbots, GIFs, videos, and many more. Previously, businesses had their buildings and staff. Now premises are located in business parks with many other companies. Apart from core activities, the rest are preferred to be outsourced.