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Published On: Wed, Apr 13th, 2016

The Increasing Need for IT Specialists and Engineers

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Photo: MoD/MOD

Technology is continuously evolving, which has created a need for more IT professionals and engineers. Companies, small and large, require these professionals to keep up with developing technologies that improve and further business efforts. Technology is a part of nearly every aspect of business, and experienced professionals are the only ones capable of enhancing and improving your company’s tech to ensure you remain on the cutting edge of innovation.

The Growing Need for Comprehensive IT Support

IT professionals know how to mitigate disaster. For example, when the Miami Heat basketball team’s Digital Signage Department experienced crippling data loss, they thought they’d never recover two years’ worth of files. The company faced a serious difficulty when they were unable to access graphic animations for their 2010-11 season, but were able to mitigate the disaster by reaching out to a third-party service, Raid Data Recovery by Secure Data Recovery Canada.

In their written testimonial, the director of the team’s Digital Signage Department expressed that all the data was recovered, which saved the department “invaluable time by not having to re-produce 2 years’ worth of content.” This is just one of the many benefits of IT support, and a good example of why there’s a growing need for more IT specialists. Here’s a few more ways IT specialists can improve and save your business:

·  They store and protect information

·  They automate processes

·  They work remotely or can be outsourced

·  They improve interdepartmental communication and communication with customers/clients

The Growing Need for Engineers

Engineers are innovators, which means that they can build things. Beyond structural and architectural engineering, there are hundreds of different types of engineers. Depending on your business, you may have a need for one or more types. No matter what business you’re in, you can and will benefit from a niche engineer.

Most businesses are finding they have a need for communications and software engineers, in order to develop and further their online goals. As the title suggests, a communications engineer innovates and maintains intricate communications systems on networks. They play a key role in developing sophisticated Internet-associated technologies. Software engineers are similar in training, but have the job of developing software that helps you meet business goals, such as interactive content and apps.

Every business can benefit from an engineer’s vast intelligence. For example, a restaurant needs a mechanical engineer to renovate and build. A retail establishment can use an engineer to develop advanced safety measures, and create a unique store layout. Tech-hungry entrepreneurs may need a few different types of engineers, from mechanical to software engineers depending on what they’re building and bringing to market.

Engineers are the people developing new products (both physical and digital). You see? Even if your product is entirely online, engineers can tweak it to make it better or build it from the ground up. An engineer is going to make your vision a reality, which is why you need one. Remember: most engineers specialize in one field, so just because someone carries an engineering degree doesn’t mean they’re exactly the right fit for your business.

As long as the IoT (Internet of Things) exists – and, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon – IT specialists and engineers are going to play huge roles in business. If you’ve not considered the value of these individuals before, now is the time to consider their worth to your business. Sacrificing these crucial positions could mean sacrificing your business as a whole in terms of competing companies who can and will use these professionals to their advantage.

Guest Author: Jimmy Simond

photo: photologue_np via Flickr

photo: photologue_np via Flickr

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