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Friday, 16 September 2011

Comparison Between IT and ITIS



IT and ITIS. The twins of the outsourcing world. One refers to Information Technology, the other IT Infrastructure Services. Most of us often get confused as to which is exactly what, which will propel our career to the highway of success faster. Coming to the basic facts, both have their very core base as information technology. That means the underlying technologies and skill-sets that are required for the functioning of both the systems are the very same. The only thing that will vary is the job role and the activities related to the particular role. The organization TCS has recently stepped into this ITIS territory and so TCS ITIS is a clear top notch player in this field now.  

Basic Difference 
The core difference stems from the fact that ITIS is a service type job role, the other is a not so well-defined job role, i.e. IT will include virtually from anything starting from development to testing and might even have some of the related tasks in ITIS. Tasks in ITIS form a sub-set in IT in a way. Let’s say people who are in support activities at present in the IT field, you can well compare them to their corresponding counterpart in the ITIS field who are providing a similar application support. So it cannot be said that those who work in IT are straightaway in a better position. 

The Technical Catch 

The catch lies in the fact that even though they originate from the same base, their basic functionality largely differs. An ITIS profile in most of the cases will be service oriented. There will be systems that needs maintenance and support and hence superior quality ITIS teams will need to provide quality service to the vendor. Occasionally there might be full scale developments in case the vendor requests for something new. But in IT, it’s all too generic. It cannot be said that the works will be more on development, or more on testing or maintenance. It can be anything and everything depending upon the requirements of the client. Some people say that it varies a lot based on the particular city, but that seldom is the case. So as you can see, ITIS apparently though might seem to be a smaller subset of service work of IT, is not the actual case. It’s in fact a modified version of the maintenance and service tasks of the IT with it’s own blend and flavor. It is not non-technical support activities of IT in a new form at all. 

Beginning Your Career In ITIS 

Like any new field, ITIS also had it’s own set of uncertainties among the minds of the people who got selected for it. There have had been no precedence which they could gather from their seniors who have worked in this field. But it was a position you could not refuse since it came from the biggest organizations in the world with some of the finest packages. 

But I do not see any cause for concern as this field will offer you immense opportunities to learn starting from Java to Cloud Computing. It will never disappoint one with the urge to learn and grow. You can start right now with some books and be assured that your study will not go in vain. You can always come back to core IT companies after spending some time in your ITIS role. So put that smile back on your face. 

The Final Verdict

ITIS is a new venture in the world of outsourcing by new companies. It is destined to grow beyond it’s visible opportunities. There will be growing demand for skilled technical people in this sector. It will be always different from core IT in the ways that I have mentioned above, but it will never be far from it. Do you have any opinion or doubt that you want to ask? Feel free to comment below.


15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info

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  2. How is the growth in TCS if I as a fresher join in ITIS? If I were a Btech graduate, and been given ITIS, would i get into Help Desk ???

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    1. Growth in TCS is Good for freshers....it also depends on which domain u r entering....try to enter into domain of ur interest....
      You won't get into helpdesk by default....they first ask u and explain u about it...if u like then u can join....but I suggest not to join helpdesk as fresher....rest ur choice....

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  3. is it true that even non engineers are selected for ITIS? and so its not a good option for engineers?

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    1. Riya.... ITIS is now a days as good as development. But yes non-engineering background guys are also got selected into ITIS. The big difference come when you get aligned to any field in ITIS like in database, or in server management, etc.
      It will show how well you understand the issue and revert it back with good solution.
      One more point worth mentioning is that "You make any field good or bad" and also you can change it later on if you are not getting anything good in support as per your interest.

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  4. I have heard dat they gv work like installation of computers n installation of os into it..so tell me y r ppl talking like dis..do they really gv such kind of work

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    1. It totally depends on your educational background and service experience (if any) and most importantly your area of interest, in which you want to grow.
      It is not true that everyone gets computers and OS installation. Many gets DB, customer handling, customer coordination and other if they like. So, keep on hunting your interest.

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  5. is getting selected in IT field a good option?

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    1. Yes.... indeed it is as best as other options. It is ever-growing field and give your chance to grow on selected parameters. So, keep growing.

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    2. thank u gaurav

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  6. I have been selected in TCS ITIS, I have understood about ITIS by reading the above comments, I want to know about the salary after getting experience that is after >3, >6, >9 years and the stepwise promotion ranks.

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    1. IT is general growth & according to company's policy which every company have. Also it depends on how you perform. Also, TCS is top 10 global company, so you can always expect something good. So, all the best.

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  7. What is the selection procedure in TCS ITIS?

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    1. It totally depends on for which position n work area u applied for, as an experienced professional or as a fresher, in any company.

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  8. i have a offer from TCS ITIS .But during the interview they said its a Service Desk job profile.
    i come from a networking background and have got few certifications in my domain and i am really interested in working in the networking/it infrastructure domain since i have got a knack for this stuff.But what i am concerned about is the poor feedback about tcs when it comes to freshers,their pay which equals to null (the package offered to me is extremely low) and the profile which is offered to me(as i seriously doubt if at all there is something to learn and grow)..the interviewer said that all those who are being hired in this profile will be taking calls and provide basic troubleshooting to the clients of tcs. Now what i want to ask is should i take this offer. is this like working in a call center under the brand name of tcs. what should i do ? please advise me on this and kindly explain what itis service desk is all about ..

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