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Green IT: A New Breed Of Technician

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Let's face it; technology has taken society to places unimaginable by our forefathers. IT has revolutionized everything from the way we live and do business to the way we operate health care and medicine.

During the period between 1990 and 2002, Statistics Canada found that the Computer Technician industry employment grew four times faster than the rest of the economy at an average annual rate of 4.3% compared to 1.3% for all other industries (Statistics Canada - Catalogue No. 56F0004MIE). This means Computer technicians were needed within the Canadian workforce more so than any other profession.

Although computers and technology has improved our standard of living immensely, IT technicians are still not regarded with the prestige and respect they have struggled to earn over the years.

These days computer technicians are highly trained and experienced personnel, owning degrees from Ontario's leading universities. In fact, Ontario's newest university is a university fully committed to training the future's technicians by combining the excellence of traditional university with career focused learning and preparation for productive leadership roles. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is the fastest growing university and is most likely the most wired campus in Canada because all classes are networked and every student is required to have an IBM laptop.

The problem resides in the fact that technology and the average person only mix in a superficial way. For the most part, as long as the technology works people are happy. Like our bodies, technology is fragile and likely to falter. When our bodies fail we see our doctor for a diagnosis so we can obtain the proper course of action to repair ourselves. With IT, if our equipment isn't working properly we see a technician to diagnose the issue. I understand there is a major difference between healing the body and fixing an object which is why when a technician uses acronyms and unfamiliar words, it feels a little unsettling. It's not viewed as highly educated and respectable, but rather geeky and condescending.

Cybernomics strives to instill confidence by employing technicians who hold computer science degrees and come bearing individual specialized certifications to provide all of our clients with a full range of expertise and care.

By providing a 24 hr outsource solutions for your business' IT needs, we simply take care of the part of your business that you don't want to, eliminating the hassles and irritations that people have when dealing with technology. Our technicians are not only efficient but strive to alter people's perception and combat the negative stereotypes the industry poses upon them.

Like a family doctor, we do everything in our power to ensure our clients receive optimal care serviced by qualified professionals, and see that they are not affected by any infectious viruses.

For more information on Cybernomic's IT solutions and services, please visit cybernomics.com.

Jean Jerome Baudry founded Cybernomics in 1993 as a Professional IT Consulting, Management, and Support firm. Today, Cybernomics is a leader in Green IT and financially and environmentally sustainable solutions. Mr. Baudry is also the founder of the Think Green Alliance, a green business community dedicated to the promotion, development, and awareness of fiscally sound green business practices. For more information on Mr. Baudry or on Cybernomics, please visit cybernomics.net.

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