New tech and innovative business models are changing the shape of tech employment. That role of the IT professional is changing, thanks to new technology and new business models. Rather than simply employing experts in coding and testing, businesses are keen to tap into the skills of business-focused specialists who can manage projects and deliver value.
It all means technology professionals must think very carefully about career development, says independent consultant and author Ade McCormack. He believes we are about to enter into the ‘gig economy’, where most people contract their expertise on a freelance basis.
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