Digital transformation is on the rise. This uses technology to improve processes, ensuring better results and standing out in the market. The change is cultural and is extremely important for technology professionals, who, in turn, have seen new vacancies emerge in the job market. However, given the speed of change, what legacy specialists will leave within organizations?
Although there are many new opportunities, a cloudy atmosphere still threatens many, as there are demands when it comes to more skills and certifications, which must be earned in a short time to stand out. Therefore, professionals are forced to leave their comfort zone in search of updating.
Cloud computing, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Development and Artificial Intelligence – investment trends by companies.
The annual demand for new talent by 2024 will be 70,000 professionals. However, only 45,000 graduate from Higher Education with the necessary characteristics to fill the vacancies. Faced with the lack of training, below I will reveal some ways for you to prepare for this journey:
The English language is mandatory! In addition to a reasonable degree, what attracts the attention of contractors is fluency in English, as many will deal with foreign companies and suppliers in their routine.
The market demands knowledge in agile practices, DevOps, IoT, AI and, mainly, migration to the Cloud – 2020 is the year of the Cloud, without a doubt. Of course, some IT professionals expect the company to pay for courses and training, but this is not always the case. There is a lack of a culture of understanding that investing in employees also favours the company.
In the meantime, you can seek training with your investment. In the case of Cloud Computing, providers Google, Amazon and Oracle provide courses, which are a great way to update the curriculum.
Communicating clearly, conveying what you think and being understood are challenging. For us, IT professionals were seen as people with technical skills but with difficulty translating the processes. Having full technical knowledge and having a didactic language is a skill that the IT professional must develop within the business. This happens because IT is increasingly humanized.
For those who work allocated or visit customers sometimes, pay attention to your luggage. I’m not talking about accessories on the table. I speak of “professional baggage”. In addition to a lot of experience, empathy, security, and the power to integrate with people are necessary characteristics for the success of projects and will make you more than “a third party” but a partner who knows how to communicate and understand the client.
In digital transformation, knowing that migration to the Cloud will be among the topics on the investment agenda in 2020, I can say with certainty that companies expect professionals with minds open to change, who deal with cultural barriers when it comes to adapting to new processes and people, and aware of the digital transformation, as it is always necessary to evolve to keep up with the market.
Evaluate The Processes
How can a company want to enter the digital transformation era if, by custom or tradition, it used to evaluate its processes similarly for years? This is quite contradictory. Digital transformation will require your business processes to be reassessed. Analyze the product cycle, which sales procedures are adopted and other operations. I also recommend checking if some of these processes can be adapted and incorporate new technologies, such as automation.
Start A Digital Project
Automating processes is just the start; the endpoint is the transformation as a whole. This means that business model processes and customer experience must undergo significant changes. To achieve this, you should start creating a digital project. For example, you can begin by adopting cloud technology providers for the company’s sectors to enjoy the service at a lower cost and still guarantee the efficiency of the process.
That was some information about digital transformation. As you can see, it cannot be superficial or timid; it must reach all company sectors, including financial management. This also means that digital transformation will not be the sole responsibility of the IT sector.