AMPLIFY YOUR IT CAREER BY BECOMING AN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPER

MITCH TULLOCH | January 17, 2019

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We frequently talk about IT careers here on TechGenix. Why? Because we IT pros and IT managers and devs live in a rapidly changing world where everything is in flux in our profession. So we share tips on certifications and tech sales and rules for success and we focus in on new areas of opportunity like Big Data and blockchain and AI and IoT. So along these lines, we’re going to look today at another potentially fruitful IT career path that is especially important for you to consider if you’re an IT pro living and working down in the trenches of day-to-day administration of a business or organization: infrastructure developer. The reason this article is so important is because — in case you haven’t noticed — your job is rapidly changing!

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Sunquest Information Systems

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. provides diagnostic and laboratory information systems to healthcare providers worldwide. Sunquest is the chosen partner for more than 1,700 laboratories and over 300,000 end users. For more than 30 years, Sunquest has delivered interoperable solutions that optimize business resources and improve the quality of patient care.

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