With any role in an IT field, the skills you use and develop are a valuable part of the job. However, businesses and employees sometimes focus the development of their skills in a nonconstructive direction. This can have considerable downsides. Developing yourself in a direction that is not directly beneficial can essentially be a waste of time, so be sure to focus your skill progression on related topics.
Global sourcing, enterprise architecture, or virtualization, these are some of the skills that an ideal IT manager should look to incorporate into their work. These skills will make you more valuable to a business, especially a large organization. IT managers can’t be proficient in everything, but they are expected to have fluency in major business and technology issues. Its recommended by many business professionals that IT managers should have a point of view on the entire business, not just its IT infrastructure. This greater point of view should include the businesses strategy, its operations and how it can be improved over time.