IT has become a hot topic these days, and it’s becoming even more so as the world moves into a digital age.
It is no longer enough to simply have the right technology to do the job.
The technology you need must also be accessible to the widest range of people and communities, as well as able to withstand the vagaries of changing consumer preferences and the evolving business needs of a fast-growing economy.
This year, The Washington Post is sharing a few lessons learned from our yearlong collaboration with IBM to help you better understand the business world and what it takes to succeed.
Here are a few of the key takeaways:1.
IT is a multi-sectoral problem, not just a single-industry one2.
IT will continue to be the primary driver of the global economy for the foreseeable future3.
Technology can make all the difference in the world for the global enterprise and for your business.4.
We can’t expect technology to solve all the world’s problems, but we can make it better.5.
Your team can play a role in making this happen.6.
It’s not enough to be a tech innovator, you also have to be an entrepreneur.
You must be able to build a team that is able to execute on the vision and vision of the business, regardless of their technology background.8.
You can’t always have the best solution at the best price.9.
As technology becomes more ubiquitous and global, it’s going to require a more diverse workforce to support it.10.
Your people will need to be able and willing to share the burden of keeping the company running.
This is the fourth and final installment of our series, “The IT Startup Guide,” which is part of our Technology Industry Leadership Initiative (TILI).
The series examines the most pressing challenges facing the digital economy, and its potential to reshape and transform the way we work and live in the 21st century.