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Information Technology Careers Get You Connected

Information Technology Careers Get You Connected

Apr 3, 2007
Mary Hobson
Technology Schools Columnist

Have you ever wanted to play the same music in several locations in your house? Have you ever wondered why you have to have a separate TiVo system and PC? Why can't you find an information technology device that can put all your electronic entertainment together?

Complex Information Technology

It is possible nowadays to combine many of your technology systems, but there are a number of problems to overcome. First, all the devices that you want to make work together have to be designed and built to a similar set of technical standards.

Second, you need a wireless network to make a lot of systems work well together, and at the moment they don't do well with broadband applications such as real-time broadcast quality video. You also need some interface devices, or at least some interface software, to make many systems work together.

Pioneering Technology Developments

Information technology development being what it is, if you wait for a few years, you will find that the right systems will appear (some have already shown up). Eventually, you'll be able to put your network together. Of course, if you already enjoy learning about technology, you may want to pursue training in information technology systems.

The information technology industry needs people. You may start by contacting a technology school to see what programs may allow you to enter this industry at the level you want. Your training may be the basis for your first computing job, giving you the skills and knowledge you may need to create a successful career.

You may learn to build your own digital home or, better yet, help develop the technology that allows everyone to do so. Computing jobs like these may be fascinating and lucrative, so find a technology school and this may ultimately help you connect to a great career.


About the Author

Mary Hobson is the Head of IT School at a Polytechnic in New Zealand. She also works as a freelance writer.