Ten New Year's Resolutions for IT Pros

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Resolution: Build Systems Awareness

    Resolution: Build Systems Awareness

    Motivation: 68% of IT operations employees say it's "unlikely" they'd be able to quickly identify the root cause of a breach, systems malfunction or network shutdown. (Source: Evolven)

Tired of the same old New Year's resolutions? Then consider the following suggestions designed for IT professionals who want to go beyond the standard "lose weight, exercise more" promises they've made every year. Unlike some traditional resolutions, these can realistically be achieved, even though they are challenging. And it would significantly boost your career prospects to take on at least a couple of these resolutions. Why? Because they're all backed up by original research produced by some of the most respected companies and tech organizations in the world. The resolutions cover the range of IT performance, enterprise integration, mobile solutions, business alignment, analytics and customer engagement tools. The resolutions also focus on you, as it's important to take stock of individual vocational values, as well as your leverage as a successful IT pro, to ensure that you enjoy a rewarding and well-compensated career. The following resolutions were compiled from the hundreds of slideshow features Baseline has published during the past year.

This article was originally published on 2014-01-14
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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