By Kris Rzepkowski October 14th, 2010 at 9:46 am 2 Comments
An interesting skills shift is happening as many IT services are moved to the Cloud. Professionals used to managing systems or software installed internally have had to become experts at managing 3rd party vendors. This shift was mentioned in our recent Hudson IT Cloud Whitepaper.
Cloud computing will not run without people. IT professionals will still need to supply core business functions. The techno-functional person will be most in demand when businesses move into the cloud. Most companies will run some technology elements inside the cloud and others will run outside the cloud. Such models will require strong service management between internal and external teams. For example, organizations will still need to network systems and integrate architectures. Network engineers will still have to solve routing and management challenges. All of these elements of an IT function will not evaporate into the cloud.
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By Kris Rzepkowski August 3rd, 2010 at 8:19 am No Comments
This week I sat down with Susan Hilty, a Hudson IT PMP-certified project manager from our Chicago office, to get an industry veteran’s take on the trends affecting IT projects right now.
Leaders vs. Project Managers
Susan brings a unique background to her project management engagements. For many years she worked in store management roles at retail chains including Kmart and SportMart. Responsible for opening new stores, Hilty developed firsthand experience with the various people and complex processes that need to be setup and managed for a store to operate successfully. Susan said, “In retail, there were so many moving parts from HR, Payroll, and Finance – my favorite part was figuring out new processes on the fly and mentoring my staff to adopt those processes. We were not given exact instructions on how to open a store. We had to find the necessary resources and make sure that the goal was achieved.”
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