With the invitation from AndyLeonard for the May month of T-SQL Tuesday, here are my thoughts on how to respond to technology changes.
As there is a saying, “When there is no Change, there is no Growth”
This is true in every aspect of life including technology. As the Technology changes, it is helping our lives to be more simpler and easier than before. With the continuous advancements in the technology, many professionals find themselves rushing in learning the new technologies. These advancements in the technologies adding up new features to previously existed technologies improve in performance and solve problems making our lives easier. The only question is how quickly can we cope with this change?
The only answer I believe is to train the employees with the new changes in the technologies. It is really important for the companies to not only bring the latest technologies to the companies for the use but also to mainly focus on the employee trainings to use the latest technologies efficiently.
Apart from the trainings, there are many employees who love and always look for the ways to learn new technologies. For every new technologies we have now, a free training platform may already be available to train the individuals so they have ease in using those technologies in their work. For example, Microsoft Azure. We do have a free training from Microsoft known as Microsoft learn. Microsoft also offers a free azure account so professionals can go ahead and get that hands on experience as they learn. This platform has helped many professionals across the world including me and helping in advancing our careers. Huge thanks to Microsoft for taking this initiative.
To keep ourselves updated with the latest evolving technologies, I follow several resources out there along with the technical documentation itself. There are several blogs related to specific technologies, communities helping each other to learn these new technologies and several technical newsletters and publications to keep us updated. I follow social media articles and posts from linkedin and twitter to be updated as much as possible with upcoming technologies.
Along with these, there are several youtube channels providing the concepts of the new technologies as they evolve. There are other training companies who can actually provide trainings especially from beginner to advance level along with hands on labs.
Keeping us up to date to know what is going on is not a tough job but investing time and interest in learning these technologies to effectively use in our daily work life is really important.
At the beginning, everything seems to be so confusing. If we see the number of technologies evolving at the same time, it is overwhelming for sure but if we can take one technology at a time and if we can focus on how the new technologies can actually simplify our daily work, we will be embracing the new technologies for the latest innovations they can offer.
Finally, it is very important to be ready for more and more advancements and to anticipate the changes. As the technology evolves, it becomes much easier to use. Keeping ourselves updated is the only way to keep growing!
Change is Good 🙂