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The Future of IT: Combining Business and Information Systems

The Future of IT: Combining Business and Information Systems

by Elizabeth Buckner
August 4, 2009

The IT world of tomorrow will be different from that of today. Merging information systems and technology with business, management and marketing skills will be the norm, not the exception. Now is the time to increase your qualifications with an online degree.

Tomorrow's IT World

A 2006 ComputerWorld article predicted "By 2010, six out of 10 people affiliated with IT will assume business-facing roles." Technology is becoming increasingly integrated with business, making business information systems, management, and marketing skills important for those in IT.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the IT industry is expected to grow 16% during the next decade. Furthermore, those IT workers with "management skills and an understanding of business practices and principles will have excellent opportunities." This means that if you want to be a part of IT tomorrow, today is the day to get the business and management skills you need by enrolling in one of many online schools with specialized degree programs.

Hot IT Skills: The Need for Business and Management Skills

So what are the hot skills that you need to stay on top of the market? Besides business acumen, various skills include:

  • Enterprise architecture
  • Project leadership
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Project planning, budgeting and scheduling

Get the Training You Need: Online College Courses in Business Information Systems and Management

Elevating and sharpening your skills in business information systems, management or marketing is crucial for maintaining job security in the IT world. Online college courses in business or management today could help you become a leader in the IT world of tomorrow!


About the Author
Elizabeth Buckner is a freelance writer and current Fulbright grantee to Morocco, where she is conducting research on language education and the growth of English. She holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Education from Swarthmore College.