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How Can You Keep Up with All the New Technology in IT?

These days, IT trends and buzzwords come at you faster than Usain Bolt sprinting downhill – attached to a rocket booster. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, Serverless Architecture – and that’s just 2018 trends! It’s exciting to be alive in a time of so much change and opportunity, but it can also be a little scary. But no worries. Here are some surefire ways to keep pace. No rocket booster needed.

5 Smart Ways to Keep Up with the Latest IT Trends

  • Google – When you search for relevant topics such as “new technology in IT,” you don’t want insights from ten years ago. Easy fix. Just click “tools” and select the date range you want. As for which terms to search for, create a list of what interests you most. Add to it as your interests grow. A few starter keywords are listed in the intro paragraph above.
  • Google Reader - As your Google search uncovers experts in IT, you can add them to feed readers, such as Google Reader. Now you can easily keep up with their latest posts and related sources of information. Feedreaders gather information from different websites, allowing you to have timely updates and new information without having to read each website individually.
  • Podcasts and Forums – These are great sources for the latest trends in IT. You can find podcasts on popular platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, and more. Internet forums (or “message boards”) are places where people have online conversations about shared interests. A simple Google search will result in hundreds of interesting options.
  • Social Media – This includes Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks. The latest innovations and trends in IT often show up on social networks before they are picked up by the feedreaders. (And people said you were just wasting time on social media.)
  • Training – There is a huge variety of IT training available. From on-line tutorials to webcasts from conferences or events, to IT programs about the basics and more. You will find many links through your Google search of bloggers and podcasts.

How can you become a paid member of the Information Technology Age?

Are you in love with all things IT? Consider making it official. Contact Charter College to find out which IT program is perfect for you. Make the decision today – and begin down the path toward a better life for you and your family. Don’t stay in a dead-end job, or a job you dislike. If you have the will, Charter College has the way to help you make it happen. Check out our IT career-training programs today.

And then go tweet about it. After all, it’s kind of your job, right?