Unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity—these are words that describe the IT industry today. Sounds scary doesn't it? But Julia King of ComputerWorld.com reminds us that we don’t have to fear the future of IT as long as we start preparing for the changes now.
- Learn flexibility. When you’re thrown a curve ball, jump to catch it! Throw out the five year plan. With today’s fast past environment it’s hard to know what will be going on in IT six months from now much less five years.
- Always look for new opportunities. The companies that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that aren’t frustrated by change, but welcome it. Enjoy the challenges and the opportunities they present.
- Be a chameleon. Don’t try to manage what you can’t control. Instead, find what you can control and do your best with that. Just as a chameleon’s eyes can look in two different directions at once, so should your gaze be on the next big thing.
- Lighten up (on your assets that is). Many formerly small companies are now going global. With this increasing globalization comes a mass movement toward the cloud. While the move may seem risky, there are many rewards in being prepared for the future.