Choosing an Information Technology Career – Is IT Right For You?

As a service member who developed a rewarding Information Technology career after leaving the military, I want to share some perspective on factors you need to consider when choosing an educational program for developing your career in IT. Talking with prospective students and attending education fairs, I interact with military members looking to advance their education and considering IT careers on a regular basis. The 4 most common situations I encounter –

The military member is:

o Seeking a specific IT degree and has the background needed to be successful

o Already employed in a career in IT and interested in pursuing that Information Technology career path, but unsure how best to proceed

o Not currently working in IT, but interested in an Information Technology career

o Currently working a career in Information Technology, but wants to get a degree in a different field of IT

With my military and IT related experience, I feel uniquely capable of offering relevant guidance to the member to help them make an informed choice of how to proceed. This 2nd article in my Information Technology series provides discussion of some initial considerations the service member faces in choosing an education path, as well as some things to consider when choosing information technology careers. Center to any decision should be the understanding that advanced education is important for promotion purposes and to enhance the quality of life potential for you and your family. Further, you should take advantage of the available funding to get your education as soon as possible, before it is no longer available.

Three main ingredients will likely determine your success in an IT career path: your degree, your certifications, and your relevant experience in the field. Don’t short change any one of the three if you want to maximize your potential and worth to an employer, and minimize your likelihood of being laid off or replaced. You should also be aware that the IT arena is constantly evolving and advancing, so continuing-education and updating certifications will be a way of life. Don’t let this discourage you since this makes for an interesting long-term career that can be tweaked in varying directions and be very satisfying and fulfilling.

As for IT careers in general, you should also understand that Information Technology must be a strategic partner in most successful enterprises. It is not a silver-bullet to the organization’s success but is a vital and critical support component to any enterprise. As such, IT careers usually require 24/7 attention, so be prepared for varied daily schedules, and know that IT work-weeks can be notoriously long. If you choose your path wisely, this should not be a problem considering that the IT field has been one of the top two fields for job security and pay/benefits for the past many years.

No matter what your personality – careers in IT are available for you. If you are not a people-person, IT jobs are available in which you are off in a corner rarely seen or bothered by anyone (you can be like a mushroom in a dark cave.) However, if you’re a socialite, Information Technology jobs are also available where this trait is critical for promoting collaboration and helping keep IT a valued team player in the enterprise. Jobs abound for personalities in-between those.

Finally with IT career experience in your background, don’t short change your education or experience as you move to another career field such as business, healthcare, or criminal justice. That knowledge and experience can make you more valuable to a future employer since Information Technology is a key ingredient in all of those fields also.

Information Technology: Foundation of Business

Hardly any business today is independent from using  information   technology . The technological innovations in computer hardware, software applications, internet and wireless connectivity led to business efficiency. Various types of business entities became largely dependent on these technological operations for their day-to-day operations.

From simple word processing software to sophisticated encrypted database system, various types of businesses are relying on  information   technology  to transact with clients and business partners. Significant portion of the transactions and wealth of many businesses are now in electronic or digital format. Hence, it is not surprising why big corporations invest significant amount of money on  information   technology .

Business infrastructure does not only refer to buildings and other concrete structures. It also refers to the main support systems of a business such as technological infrastructure. Unlike concrete and metal infrastructures, technological infrastructures need to change more frequently. This is in order to adapt to the rapidly changing economic environment. Business entities that are capable of fast technological adaptations are more capable of competing on the global scale.

 Information   technology  is crucial to business infrastructure. It can be considered as the nervous system of business. This is particularly true for large corporate businesses that have many branches and varied operations. A fast food business, for instance, rely on the supply logistics of mass-produced ingredients such as burger patties. The efficiency of fast food logistics is dependent on how the individual restaurant branches communicate with the inventory chain. All of these are possible because of computer the networks and databases that are updated in real time.

Information is both a commodity when it comes to business operations. It is a commodity because business entities purchase it in the form of software applications. Information also corresponds to the inventory or stocks of products. For some businesses such as online businesses, information is a commodity that they buy in the form of high traffic keywords. From smart phone software applications to database of prospective clients, information is a commodity that has a wide range of value depending on the practical use.

On the other hand, information is also a currency in literal and indirect sense. Bank accounts, transaction revenues, balance sheets, and other information mostly have electronic counterparts. Majority of these actually exist as purely encrypted information in some computer networks. The simple payment of fares in commuter trains, for example, can now be conveniently done using a smart phone. Utility bill payments can also now be done online through secured servers of banks. Of course, shopping can also be done through the internet. All of these involve the transfer and recording of information in the form of electronic money.

Businesses that have advanced IT systems are likely to be more competitive globally. Paper-less and cash-less transactions are now becoming a norm of global trade.

Helpful Information Technology Training Courses

There are a number of unique and helpful  information   technology  training courses available these days. Some of them may be especially helpful to one’s business, depending on the needs of the business. Here are some examples.

1.  Information   technology  leadership. Although many people aspire to work with  information   technology , it takes a special kind of person to fill a leadership role in this field. Many courses are now available to help cultivate such leadership skills.

2. VoIP technology. More and more business are moving away from the standard telephone systems that have been in use for decades. These businesses have found that VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) systems reduce both equipment and personnel costs. Thus, training courses in VoIP  technology  can make an  information   technology  worker quite valuable.

3. Cloud computing. As access to the Internet becomes more universal, a number of industries-large and small-have found cloud computing to be a viable solution. Training courses cover such topics as planning, installation, maintenance, and security of a cloud computing infrastructure.

4. Business software utilization. Although business software is easier to use than ever before, it still requires a level of training in order to get the most out of these software programs. Most businesses could benefit from training courses on specific software programs they utilize. At the very least, key personnel may take some of these courses, and then provide training to other staff members.

5. Privacy compliance. More and more countries have enacted strict legislation regarding the collection and sharing of personal data. As a result, it has become increasingly important for businesses to make sure that their technological practices comply with these laws. Because privacy and data laws can be somewhat challenging to understand, training courses on these subjects are a vital part of  information   technology  education.

6. Software development. Most  information   technology  managers will admit that one of their biggest expenses is the purchasing, licensing, and upgrading of business software. For this reason, many companies opt to develop their own in-house software. Besides reducing expenses, internally developed software has the advantage of being custom made to suit the unique requirements and methods of operation at a particular company. Training courses in a variety of software development programs are now widely available.

7. Technical support. Although a large amount of technical support work has been outsourced to other countries, a number of companies still care for this work themselves. Thus, there is a need to train qualified support staff to handle day-to-day issues that arise, both in person and over the phone. Such training courses have proved invaluable to companies that prefer to handle their own technical support.

These are just a few of the numerous courses available. When evaluating such options, businesses do well to consider the size and needs of their particular company, the staff available, the cost of the training, and its potential benefit. They can thereby take full advantage of the exciting advances in  information   technology , harnessing these powerful tools while maximizing both efficiency and profitibility.

How Technology Affects America

With the amount of information that is available, people can become experts on just about anything. A perfect example is interior designing. With the internet and television, a person with no experience can go and find the perfect shower curtain for their bathroom. You may think shower curtains aren’t important, but it is the fact that it used to be a designer that got paid to do all of that work. Someone can go online and find a how to site that tells them all the steps to installing a sink or new countertops. The increased amount of available information can have both its advantages and disadvantages. 

One advantage that many see is that it allows people to do many jobs on their own. This eliminates the hassle and cost of hiring an outside source. The fact that a person can find out how to practically build their entire house could essentially eliminate the whole need for construction workers. It is only a matter of how much time the person may have. That is where all this information can have its downside. Eventually, people are going to become so able to rely on themselves that it will mean there are no need for certain occupations. Some might even say that it could ruin our society because everyone will become so self reliant.

Another argument that can be had over information and its accessibility is its effects on jobs. It can be seen as a plus for the reason that it provides many jobs in the technology world. With so much information, there is a high need for people who can relay it on to the people and keep track of it all. This is a growing field because it has not been around for very long. The other side to this argument is that in a time of economic struggle, it is taking business away from many people. Libraries are losing people because they can find so much online. Movie stores lose business because movies can be found on the internet. The amount of information that people have access to is beyond belief. Now people have become experts at hacking and stealing more information than they are privileged to. Information can be a dangerous thing.

This is a very interesting argument. The internet and other ways of providing information to people are not going away anytime soon. However, no one knows the long term effects that it could have on our society. It is a debate that could be had forever because the future is the unknown. We will not know if there are going to be negative effects until it might be too late. At the same time, we do not know how life would be without television, cell phones, or the internet. Some even argue that the internet is one of the most revolutionary inventions of mankind’s history. Despite how you feel about the amount of information available and the ways that we can access it, you cannot deny that it does play a big role in our lives.

Information Technology – Toxic to Spiritual Life?

With the growth of  information   technology , more of everyday life activity involves our interaction with computers and smart phones rather than face to face with people. Examples are doing banking, shopping, work assignments, and social interaction. The question arises as to whether all this involvement with computers, and mobile phones may be reducing our ability to create community and make commitments? Are we using  information   technology  wisely?

 Information   Technology  and the Global  News  Network

 Information  is conveyed from one end of the world to the other swiftly within an instant transmitted through  information   technology  on the internet and television. So we are constantly aware of another bit of bad news which is happening somewhere or other. Is the sheer volume of news in danger of overwhelming us so that although we are more aware of the headlines we are no more deeply informed about the plight of human beings?

 Information   Technology  and Social Communication

We can now chat endlessly on our mobile phones. And through social media like Facebook and Twitter, as well as text messages and emails, we are able to read messages wherever we are and whatever we are doing.

A lot of the social information being communicated is relatively trivial. Yet more and more, there is an expectation that we stay constantly connected. You may have had people become indignant or suspicious when you’ve turned off mobile phone, or not responded to texts or emails at least twice a day to suit them.

As a consequence you may be on constant call from those such as work colleagues and family members who can make demands on you without any time you can really call your own. It has become increasingly acceptable for employers to expect employees to be reachable ’24/7.’ Is heavy use of this technology adding to fatigue and stress in young adults?

How Do You Use  Information   Technology ?

It seems that school children these days are spending more time on social media than on their academic work or talking to their siblings or parents. How long can adults go without calling or writing to others and giving them an update on their life? How empty would your world become by filling more time with chit-chat. What would you be missing out on?

 Information   Technology  and Spiritual Well-Being

It is good when you connect with others in a meaningful way. But shouldn’t you also be looking for ways you can ‘disconnect’ from the minutiae of the world which is distracting you from the routine joys and sorrows of life alone in our own skin?

Sometimes it seems that just being oneself and doing our own thing can be boring. Having someone distract us however superficially from the tasks we are set can feel like a welcome relief. Or daily work can feel like drudgery and we seem to yearn for relief through a little entertainment, gossip, or even some nonsense that can take our mind off what we are supposed to be thinking about. Or where we are can feel lonely because we haven’t found a way of relating in any sort of satisfying way to the people around us – so we resort to listening to someone over the phone even if they are many miles away.

Is it not better to face up to the challenges where we are, face them bravely and find the peace and contentment that comes from being mindful of what useful things we can in the here and now?

Love of the World

The spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg maintained that one thing that blocks our reception of the spiritual – for example the experience of peace and contentment – is what he called ‘love of the world’. He was getting at is being preoccupied with the outer side of life. In other words putting first things like money, reputation, social status, being popular, the material trappings. The external side of life can distract us from allowing the spiritual side of our minds to open up. What is superficial can get in the way of what is deeply important.

You don’t have to go into the desert and give up all the comforts of modern living in order to find the spiritual. Religious people have said being alone with God is an essential part of their faith. Some people have gone on spiritual retreats and it has worked for them but you don’t have to go into a monastery with a vow of silence to enter into a state of meditation, reflection or prayer. You just need a brief time of privacy undisturbed by others in your life.

Copyright 2013 Stephen Russell-Lacy

Online Bachelor Degrees in Information Technology

A bachelor degree in  Information   technology  is an undergraduate degree that is three to five years in duration. The bachelor’s degree in IT focuses on computers and  technology  unlike the computer science degree where students are also required to study management and  information  theory. It also concentrates on business and communication applications of computing and there is added emphasis on areas such as e – commerce, e – business computing for business and business  information   technology  undergraduate courses. Bachelor of Science in IT abbreviated as BSc. IT is usually conferred after a period of three to four years of undergraduate course of study in IT. Bachelor degrees in  Information   Technology  are abbreviated as BIT, BinfTech, BinfoTech or B.ICT.

In Australia, the bachelor of  information   technology  is a three year under graduate degree while in Canada; it’s a four year under graduate degree. In Malaysia, most of the private and public universities offer BIT degrees. In Netherlands and U.S, BIT degrees are awarded after four years with specialization in a certain field. In India, the bachelor of IT is a three year undergraduate degree course e.g. a degree program in IT is offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU at New Delhi in collaboration with a leading UK vocational qualification provider Edexcel.

The four year course is divided into nine trimesters and in the first two years, curriculum is provided by Edexcel. The successful completion of 2 years leads to the procurement of an award of BTEC HND (Higher National Diploma) in computing or computing and multimedia from Edexcel which is then followed by the IGNOU’S award of bachelor of IT degree.

Bachelor’s degree in  information   technology  is designed such that it will develop your technical and business skills which are highly valued by employers today. The specialization can be done on networking, web development, project management; information security etc. Students can specialize on any of the three basic areas such as programming, computer support, and network administration.

Some of the popular bachelor’s degrees in  information   technology  are:

  • B.S in  Information   Technology  or Network Administration
  • B.S in IT or Programming
  • BS in  Information   Technology 
  • B.S in IT or Database
  • B.S in IT – Web Management
  • B.S in IT – Database Administration
  • B.S in IT – General IT
  • B.S in IT or Multimedia and Animation

How Technology Has Changed The News

The way people follow the news has undergone major changes over the years. The  technologies  that allow us to communicate and get  information  are constantly being improved upon. For example, moveable type was an improvement upon older printing methods, the telephone was an improvement on the telegraph, and television was an improvement on the radio.

The trend all along has been toward a more global atmosphere. However, no technology has accomplished this as completely as the Internet.

A couple of hundred years ago, most newspapers focused on local news; any foreign news big enough to make the papers was often delayed a little, to account for slower methods of communication. Compare this to today, when you can read about something that happened halfway around the world, an hour or less after it occurred.

Until the telegraph was invented in the 1830s, there was simply no way to spread news quickly so local papers just reported local news. Even after the telegraph was invented, though, there were still limits on how quickly information could be relayed. A message had to be composed by the sender, sent in Morse code (which taps out each letter separately) by the telegraph operator, and interpreted and written down by the receiving telegraph operator who then had to find the recipient and deliver the message. Also, because telegraph messages were sent letter by letter, long messages (or lots of information) were inconvenient and expensive.

Printing also offered some hurdles for news reporting. Prior to 1800, printing presses were manually operated, which put severe limits on how many pages could be printed in an hour. Throughout the 19th century, the advent of steam-powered printing presses and other innovations enabled printers to more than quadruple the number of pages they could print in an hour.

As a result, newspapers were widely available by the mid to late1800s. More people learned to read, and more people read the news than ever before.

In the early 20th century, the arrival of the radio changed the nature of news forever. By the 1910s, radio stations have started broadcasting news and talk. Although the development of radio news programs was slowed somewhat by World War I, it quickly made up for lost time, and by the 1930s the newspapers had come to fear the competition. And for good reason: The radio enabled listeners to get the news without delay and without paying for it – two main features of print newspapers.

A couple of decades later, television presented a new way to get the news: The first big televised news program, “Hear It Now,” started showing in 1951. This progressed to the way we know things now: a series of morning and evening news programs, making it easier than ever for people to find out what is happening in their communities and around the world.

The latter phrase “around the world” is key. Radio and TV made it possible for people to hear foreign news stories without much of a delay. For the first time in the history of the world, ordinary people could stay up on what was happening in foreign countries without having to wait for the next day’s paper or spend money on it.

Innovations in printing and communication brought about major changes to how people got the news in the 19th century. Radio and TV created even bigger changes in the 20th century. But nothing can compare to the impact the Internet has made on the way we get the news.

The Internet has all of the same features radio and TV offered. It is immediate, free, long reaching, but even more so. For instance, the Internet doesn’t have to wait for a regularly scheduled news program. Articles posted on a news website are available instantly to people across the globe. Also, while some news sites have experimented with paid subscriptions, most news is available for free. Finally, the long reach of the Internet has brought about concepts such as globalization, the idea that all the people in the world are interconnected, part of a single (albeit very large) community.

The Internet has done other things for the news, as well. In some ways, it has restored the idea of the newspaper, since we once again read news stories. We also deal with less in-your-face advertising: Both newspapers and the Internet allow you the option of not looking at the advertisements, whereas the radio and television force you to sit through scheduled commercials.

However, the Internet is also constantly advancing, which means the face of virtual news is always changing too. Videos have become popular on the Internet, so many news websites are starting to use video clips to complement, and sometimes even replace, written stories. Other sites, such as NPR, offer the option to play recordings of radio shows that have already aired.

The point is that  technology  is constantly changing the way we get the  news . Although the Internet has made a tremendous impact on the news industry, it’s safe to assume it’s not over yet. There are always more changes and improvements that can take place.

The Importance of Information Technology Training from a Management Perspective

 Information   technology  training for IT managers and systems analysts may seem superfluous – these folks are usually well-learned in their areas of expertise. But, do they understand how a company’s technology fits into the bigger picture from a business perspective? That’s where management training becomes important. Every manager who plays a role in researching, selecting or implementing enterprise technology needs to have a firm grasp on the basics of emerging technologies, as well as how they serve a larger business purpose, to ensure that technology is being used to the company’s best strategic advantage.

Stay Current on Revolutionary, Emerging Technology Applications

A program of continual  information   technology  training is crucial to the success of any IT team. Technology is constantly evolving, and it seems that there is a new application released every day that is meant to simplify doing business. This can be overwhelming if you do not stay current on the high-level trends of technology and their corresponding impact on business. With the Web 2.0 revolution in full swing, management training is a useful tool for managers to become familiar with the online trends such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and RSS feeds, as well as how the trends are going to change the ways we view the Internet and communicate with each other. It is estimated that these technologies will have significant business impact in the coming years, and companies everywhere have to consider directly how it affects their business strategies.

 Information   technology  training can help managers determine the impact of new technologies and how to adapt their business processes. Trying to envision how Web 2.0 changes traditional business models is difficult when you have no knowledge of how these new technical applications are being used from a business perspective. First and foremost, managers must take it upon themselves to become proactive by keeping abreast of emerging trends and understanding them not only from a technical standpoint, but evaluating them from a higher-level, strategic standpoint. Management training courses on technology focus specifically on the ways that emerging technologies affect businesses on a high level. This is the type of knowledge needed to make conscious and informed decisions on what aspects of new technologies will affect your organization in the next few years and transition your thoughts into strategic action and implementation.

Collaboration and information sharing, within and outside of enterprises, are two areas that have made huge strides that management training can help your organization harness to improve business strategies. The advent of user-created content sharing has transformed the way that enterprises communicate. Enterprise-class blogs and wikis boost productivity and innovation by enabling ad hoc teams to participate in complex, collaborative problem solving, and then make the results available to the rest of the organization with ease.  Information   technology  training gives managers the high-level  information  about these  technologies  that they need to bring them effectively into your organization.

Large companies will often struggle the most with adopting new business strategies based on emerging technologies due to organizational inertia and the lag that comes from changing any integrated system. Not only do the right people need to be convinced of the value of a new application, but the proper infrastructure often needs to be developed or tweaked to implement the technology. This is where the importance of management  information   technology  training to understand the potential impact of technology from a business perspective comes into play.

Management Training for Appropriate Technology Selection and Recommendation

Management training courses typically deal with logistics and personnel management but fail to guide managers when it comes to making decisions about technology. As a manager in today’s world, what really matters isn’t just your ability to lead and maintain technology infrastructure – it’s your ability to deliver positive business outcomes. Cutting IT costs and managing infrastructure are only part of the equation. Technology must also reduce business risk and generate new opportunities and growth.  Information   technology  training can help managers transition their views of technology as an isolated island off the coast of a business and look at it as one working part of the whole machine that is the organization.

Finding a cool application that has all the shiny bells and whistles you dreamed of and recommending implementation based on the technology’s sheer innovation is no longer enough to make a good business case. Before presenting a recommendation, you must understand every step involved with the successful implementation of the technology. A thorough study will need to be conducted to determine what departments, processes and functions will need to be modified in order to benefit from the new technology. Management training courses focusing on  information   technology  gives managers the tools they need to make that determination.

If you are going to make an impact on the decision makers of a business, you have to get on their level. When it comes down to making a decision, for many business people it is all about the numbers. That is why it is essential to participate in  information   technology  training courses that help you perform your due diligence and gather the data you need to compile hard numbers around your recommendation. What is the true return on investment that the company can expect to achieve by implementing the technology? It is much easier to convince an associate of the merits of your idea if you can show a real increase in profit based on proven research instead of attempting to sway them based on opinion only.


Technology is rapidly changing the way that businesses communicate and function every day. It is important for managers to take a proactive role in understanding emerging  technology  trends and how they may affect a company’s business model by investing in an ongoing program of  information   technology  training for all levels of staff. Management training in particular is essential for ensuring the right technologies are pursued to ensure business success. Viewing technology as a direct influencer on the business as a whole ensures consistent alignment of goals throughout the enterprise.

Information Technology Service Management

Over the last few years I have facilitated several  Information   Technology  Service Management (ITSM) work sessions within the oil and gas and utility industries. The challenge was to build consensus through identifying what is important, making recommendations and decisions and establish direction that would enable the IT organization to improve processes and services offered to their customers. The following article briefly outlines a number of lessons learned that came from our experiences.

An ITSM Work Session should provide the foundation for your organization to create the blueprint to propel IT services and business value forward. In establishing an ITSM initiative the following key groups must be involved:

Strategic: CIO and Directors to establish strategic intent, vision and enterprise objectives

Tactical: Directors and Managers to establish improvement objectives, priorities and program charter

Operational: Managers and Key Stake-holders to establish solution, roadmap, business case and project charters.

Fundamental to any ITSM session when engaging these groups is to develop a clear problem definition, defined and approved by the executives or senior steering committee. This is an area which IT often falls short. The lack of a clear problem definition negatively impacts the tactical and operational levels of the organization and limits the ability to move forward.

When working with your teams, build an understanding of all the work that is taking place in the IT department right now and how it fits within the ITSM support and delivery relationship models. Discussion, training and clarity will be required to ensure your people understand the ITSM relationship and delivery model. By engaging people in a defined work exercise, your teams can map out and see how their work aligns with your ITSM program requirements. This is effective in establishing leadership and team buy-in.

Establish a clear understanding of your points of pain (PoPs) and the IT maturity. PoPs can be established through focused brainstorming sessions. Once collected, your PoPs should be looked at from an organizational and process maturity perspective. This is often missed as IT has a habit of looking only at processes and tools to solve problems. Align your PoPs with the industry maturity model standards (non-existence, chaos, reactive, proactive, service, value). It is important that the content be translated into a service management maturity grid and aligned with the  Information   Technology  Infrastructure Library (ITIL) process categories. Work to obtain various IT teams, customers and business representatives’ perspective on the ITSM organizational and process maturity levels. This builds some reality into the PoPs and maturity levels thinking by dislodging IT from a position of working in isolation.

Build a business case and program plan that can be activated by your people. At this point you are seeking clear recommendations and improvement objectives (what), benefit realization (why), tactical needs (how) and time frame (when) for which to move your organization forward with your ITSM program. This is the foundation for your ITSM program business case and charter that will be divided into project and operational requirements. You will need a solid approved business case and charter to enable you to navigate the challenges that will unfold on your journey and to clearly articulate the streams of work to be completed. There needs to be an executive team or steering committee assigned to provide clear strategic guidance. When forming and using a steering committee, their mandate must be strategic and clear. Tactical task-based reporting can be left to the project management teams and their need for task-based results and status meetings.

Recognize that ITSM is not an IT tool solution. From a business perspective, IT needs to stop chasing tool solutions, and “flavor-of-the-month quick fixes.” Ultimately, the ITSM program is a business organizational change program that seeks to align IT with the business objectives and requirements, improve processes and change culture in an effort to control or decrease costs, increase productivity and contribute to the bottom-line. ITSM programs need to be effectively operationalized. Therefore change management and communication must be at the forefront.

Work with your teams to have them answer “WIIFM” and “WIIFT” questions (what is in it for me and what is in it for them). Ensure you established the fears, uncertainties and doubts (FUDs). Be prepared to have a long FUDs list. These will need to be acknowledged and managed within the context of the ITSM program and the change management and communications plan. Use your teams and people to establish a communication plan that takes into consideration your target audience and communication needs. Every organization has an approach to communications that may or may not align with their corporate culture. Prepare a clear communications strategy and follow it.

The information in this article is based on feedback obtained during facilitated ITSM work sessions and the work of dedicated IT professionals. Efforts focused on consideration for the strategic, tactical and operational requirements. Ultimately the goal was to improve IT. It can be done. Good luck.

BraveWorld Inc. ©2007

Implementing 4G Technology for Organization Development

The corporate work culture has changed a lot over the couple of years. With the growing competition in the market it has now become essential to incorporate various advanced technology for proper growth and development of the organization. Collecting valuable resources for a strong networking system plays an important role in such cases which would help in better and faster performance.

This is possible with the introduction of the forth generation wireless communication system know as the 4G network. It is a step ahead to the basic networking technology. It has the potential to provide better internet protocol system with higher security and faster data transmission thus providing higher quality service. It can also be implemented in the mobile technology which reduce the malfunctions in transmission. Mainly there are two separate type of 4G wireless network

Type of 4G Wireless Network

1. Long term evolution or LTE and

2. World wide Interoperability for Microwave Access or WiMAX

Features of 4G wireless technology

1. To enable large number of wireless- enabled devices it has 4G, IPv6 support

2. It has developed assess schemes

3. It has advanced antenna system

4. It uses SDR or software -defined Radio

5. It uses WiMax or LTE and other packet base data transmission systems

Advantages of 4G mobile technology

1. Better reception and transmission of data, at least 100 Mbit/s

2. It has secured IP based solutions such as – ultra – broadband internet access, gaming services, streamed multimedia, IP telephony etc

3. It has flexible channel bandwidth which varies from 5 – 20 MHz up to 40 MHz

4. It has smooth hand off over heterogeneous networks

5. It has femtocell which has the capacity for better coverage

The special type of antennas used in this process popularly known as Spacial multiplexing makes this technology efficient for multitasking by performing various functions simultaneously. This accelerates the data exchange rate. The global communication network used by different organization will gain stability and security by applying 4G technology in different aspects of their day to day activity. This will help them to understand the market scenario in a better way to utilize the right opportunity at the right time.