An increasing number of people are using computers during their working day. Technology has become interlinked with business, so the majority of a workforce must now have a good understanding of IT in order to perform their required tasks, regardless of their job title.
David Foote, CEO at research firm Foote Partners LLC, told SearchCIO.com: "The role of technology is now so pervasive that managing it is no longer entrusted to one group, but instead is split among every department, function, line of business and product group." Every worker is now required to understand and use technology if they are to complete their daily activities.
However this shift towards hybrid jobs, where staff must utilise IT skills within their work routine, will not result in a decline in IT recruitment. Companies still need highly specialised IT staff to perform elaborate and complex tasks on servers, maintenance and data centres. Businesses will still be advertising software development jobs, IT security jobs and security systems jobs, and IT staff generally will still be very much in demand.
This shift into an era where the majority of staff now use technology throughout their day means that there will also be additional jobs available within the IT sector, alongside the traditional occupations. Not only will companies have an internal IT department specialising in niche technology issues, but they will also have to recruit IT staff that focus on consulting and teaching other staff members on how to use technology correctly.