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Weekly Recap: 5 hybrid IT roles you need in 2014, how to control Shadow IT, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on hybrid IT roles you’ll need in 2014, how to control Shadow IT, and more. I hope you find them useful:

5 Ways to Decide If Your Business Needs a Mobile App
Can your company still capitalize on mobile devices without creating mobile apps? Of course! Very few companies actually require native mobile apps. Chances are, creating web apps that automatically adapt to mobile devices is all most companies need.

5 hybrid IT roles your business needs to succeed in 2014
This year, employers will aggressively pursue workers with multi-dimensional talent. I believe this will lead to a talent shortage, as the pool of IT pros with experience using multiple, modern technologies is shallow. What can companies do about this? Here’s one option: Bring modern skills to your current employees.

How to bring Shadow IT under control
As cloud services become even more widespread, business units are increasingly bypassing the IT department in favor of these third-party, cloud options. How can you control this trend? First, it starts with understanding why users bypass IT in the first place.

Dresner’s Point: Ready for the “2014ization” of Business Intelligence?
How does your company plan on using Business Intelligence (BI) in the coming year? This article identifies some of the common BI plans among other companies, with mobile BI, self-service BI, and location analytics poised to play a huge role in 2014.