Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » I »

Information Technology (IT) Architect

The information technology architect applies IT resources to meet specific business requirements. The role requires a high degree of technical expertise as well as business understanding, as IT architects determine which information technology investments will yield the best return, both in terms of hard costs and productivity benefits. IT architects strive to bring operational efficiency to an organization through information integration and management. Achieving this ideal requires technical skill in planning, implementing, and managing IT infrastructure and information software.

IT architects generally launch their careers with a bachelor's degree in management information systems (MIS) or computer science. Certifications such as the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) and IT Architect Certification programs offer specialized training for IT architects. Computer science degrees and IT certifications are widely available online.

Recommended Reading: Webopedia's list of Computer Certifications.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
Hype Versus Action in the Developer's World

Often times technologies start as hype but with time become adopted. As a developer or technologist, it is worth reading the hype and knowing the... Read More »

Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization Q&A

The top 5 Hyper-V questions with answers provided by Nirmal Sharma, a MCSEx3, MCITP and Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. Read More »

Storage Trends: Solid State and Software Defined

Solid state drives and software defined storage are two leading trends in the rapidly growing storage market.  Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Read More »

Flash Data Storage Vendor Trends

Although it is almost impossible to keep up with the pace of ongoing product releases, here are three recent highlights in the flash data storage... Read More »

15 Important Big Data Facts for IT Professionals

Keeping track of big data trends, research and statistics gives IT professionals  a solid foundation to plan big data projects. Here are 15... Read More »