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Australian IT set for "skills revolution": IDC

Australian IT set for "skills revolution": IDC

By 2018, nine in every 10 Australian IT jobs will have been redefined by disruptive tech

Australian IT is set to undergo a skills revolution with the emergence of 'third platform' technologies, according to IDC.

By 2018, nine in every 10 Australian IT jobs will have been redefined by disruptive technologies.

In the same period, one in every three industry market leaders will have been significantly disrupted by one or more of IDC’s “four pillars”: Cloud, Big Data and analytics, mobile technologies, and social network/collaboration platforms.

The IDC Future of Networks Executive Brief, commissioned by Solarwinds, outlines what IDC calls 3rd platform technologies, and the impact they will have on the corporate network.

The report also found more than $5 trillion of global ICT spending would be driven by communities of innovators and entrepreneurs developing new applications for these technologies

Australia’s Big Data market will grow almost 30 per cent year-on-year to be worth more than $530m by 2017, indicating a rise in data traffic on corporate networks.

However only 43 per cent of Australian premises will have speeds of 25Mbps or higher by 2016

The report said, in the next few years, these technologies would become significant disruptors to the Australian IT workforce, as they facilitate faster, more agile methods of product and service development and network management.

"Moreover, they will herald a significant increase in data traffic as apps become more data intensive to meet real-time information needs – IT managers will need to source innovative ways to acquire larger bandwidth for their organisations.

"It will no longer be enough to perform the business as usual IT role; IT professionals who also think of themselves as creators or innovators will more likely thrive in this new environment."

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