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Collaborating With Colleagues Is a Must for Tech Professionals

March 5, 2012 | Alberta

Most modern organizations opt for a collaborative environment where distinctive departments overlap and work together instead of sticking to their particular field. Product managers, idea-driven professionals and information technology staff now must not only hone their skills in their specialties but showcase their ability to work with colleagues whose expertise varies drastically from their own.

These changes may initially be challenging for IT professionals, who tend to focus solely on their field of expertise. Instead, the constantly evolving workplace is asking for techies to manage their time to accommodate group tasks and projects.

"We have to deliver technology faster and faster, so you have less time for handoffs," Gayle Sweeney, Sprint's director of web presence, told Monster Canada.

One tech job within her company requires an understanding of technology trends like web 2.0, as well as design management, brand issues and business objectives.

While these demands may seem like a lot to handle for those pursuing a career in IT, they also demonstrate the increasing prominence of the field throughout business and other sectors. The need for skilled technology professionals only continues to increase and shows no sign of slowing down. To prepare for a career in the field, students can further their education in a range of training programs, including Network and Database Administrator, at CDI College. To begin enrollment, fill out the form on the right.

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