6 Hot New IT Roles for 2015

The breakneck pace of change in the IT industry is forcing you to change the way you think about attracting and hiring skilled workers. Here are six new IT roles for 2015 and advice on how to find talent to fill them.

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Technology Broker

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The ubiquitous nature of affordable, easy-to-use cloud-based apps has led to an influx of these applications into the enterprise, says Horne. "In the past, IT was in charge of all technology purchase decisions and developed specific vendor negotiation and purchasing skills," Horne says. "Now, almost every department from marketing to finance has the ability to buy apps they feel will benefit their group, but in some cases these folks are more willing than able."

A technology broker provides buying advice and negotiating support to divisions across a company to make sure purchasing decisions are sound and that technology's compatible with existing systems, Horne says. Some brokers will have a sales or business development background, others will come from procurement or have experience managing IT providers, but all will need to help others within the company make informed decisions based on their previous experience, says Horne.

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