Thursday, September 16, 2010

wanted: IT architect

so today the prof told us about his (funny) story. it was something like this...

I'm not exaggerating, but lately many CIO from companies had phoned me and asked for IT architects. Asked if there's Ph.D people who can come to the company to be IT architect. I said yes, I have Ph.D, but they have to work on their tasks. I have master students also but I shouldn't recommend them. I can recommend my employees but not my master students.

These companies really need IT architect. All we did was thinking about how to build application, the implementation, the complexity of algorithm, and so on but actually, they (companies) don't care about these things! They need people who knows about the IT infrastrucure and can combine it with the business. How they interact, how they work together!

And a shocking thing, because of this lack of IT architect, they (company/companies) really hire a real architects, people who build house! and they gave them computer science courses. i'm shocked! this is crazy!!

indeed!!!

i dont know if it's only one or many company, but... seriously? :O

the term 'IT architect' is not really often i heard about. frankly, 'architect' was sometimes the word or topic I ignored in lecture slides back then :p
and when you're asked about what kind of IT job do you want, the answer wont be too far from programmer, system analyst, business analyst, or something like that.

so what is the difference between IT architect and other IT jobs I've said before?

I'm not quite sure actually but I think, CMIIW, IT architect should be the person inside the company, who knows how the business runs, what IT tools and infrastructure the company has, and importantly, how to manage all of them. Plus, must be aware about new technologies, which one is really needed for the company.

and it requires experience.

or maybe IT architect is just the same with others, we only 'renew' it, as what IT guys always do :p

3 komentar:

Ojat said...

kirain ada lowongan IT architect *LOL*

Rani said...

@ojat:
emang ada lowongan, di jerman :)

raie said...

when i was in college, i often heard software design and architecture.

IMHO, IT architect is just the same as system analyst. yeah, i agree with the last paragraph. hehe