IT professionals need more business know-how, say experts at 360°IT

Speaking at the 360°IT infrastructure event at Earl’s Court yesterday, the OU’s education consultant, Tim Rault-Smith said there is an increasing need for IT professionals to have customer and business-oriented skills as well as technical competencies.

This is important for the economic recovery of the UK. “The government is trying to do drastic cuts. We know in IT that some of the efficiencies [the government] need to get only come about through investment in technology,” says Rault-Smith.

Speaking to other experts at the event, it’s clear that the cross-over between business and IT skills will be key to the evolution of the role of the IT professional.

See the video below for comments from the 360°IT exhibition floor: