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The last question for the last day of 2013

by Mark P. McDonald  |  December 31, 2012  |  Comments Off on The last question for the last day of 2013

This December the blog has asked a number of questions about the future of IT.  The approach seeks to avoid didactic statements about the future of IT – answers without questions.  To date the three questions have generated good discussion and its time for the final question:

Where do we, as technology professionals, need to go to realize our future?

This last question is the most important.  Important because skills, or the lack there of, are the single biggest reason behind ineffective IT.  Skill requirements are constantly changing with technology, version updates from vendors, and changing business strategies.

This question is also critical in determining our role in our future.  What we, as technology professionals, will do to create our future because one thing is clear – no one is going to create it for us.

So, what are you planning to do, going to do in the coming year to create your personal and professional future?

All the best for 2013.

Links to prior questions.

What are the issues IT needs to address in the future?

What are the reasons we need IT in the future?

Is the IT organization, as we know it, worth saving?

Are we asking the right questions concerning the future of IT?

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Mark McDonald, Ph.D., is a Vice President and Fellow Emeritus in Gartner for General Managers Program.

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