India’s beleaguered $150 billion IT services industry is facing an existential crisis. This is due to the erosion of its competitive edge by automation and robotics.
However, on May 18, 2017, NASSCOM, the IT industry’s trade association, decided to clear the air and set the record straight. Indian IT does face significant headwinds – industry leaders conceded, and insist that the sector will remain a major net hirer adding about 1,50,000 to its workforce in 2018. However, last year, the industry hired around 1,70,000 new workers. A dip in overall employment figures is inevitable.
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The big challenge facing the 3.9 million IT professionals is to meet the demand of a fast-transforming marketplace. Not only is technology changing rapidly, but also with automation, data, analytics and digital making deep inroads, the demands of the global clientele are also growing.
So, how are these changes set to impact individual career paths and roles? Here’s a quick look at the changes that 5 major IT roles will undergo.
The opportunities that working professionals will have, in the new world of work:
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Alongside the changes in traditional roles, the industry is also witnessing a range of new roles:
So, what are you waiting for? Comment below on the transition you’re looking forward to.