The Importance of Community in the Tech Profession [Infographic]

Posted by · August 15, 2017 2:23 pm
It’s 4 p.m. on Friday before a holiday weekend. It’s been a smooth week for the company’s IT workers. No fires to put out, no crises to deal with, just simple, day-to-day tasks.

As the clock ticks on, the remaining members of the IT department are looking forward to the weekend. And then the unthinkable happens. The server crashes. All access to files and documentation needed to finish business and back up data before the holiday has been revoked in the outage. The team runs a troubleshooting test, tries to locate the issue, and sees no defining problem. With a minimal staff left before the holiday weekend, the IT department isn’t able to fix the issue. They don’t know what to do.

The team takes matters online, researching the issue just like they would any other problem that leaves them in a lurch. While searching, they stumble across an online community where they can ask questions of tech experts who are active and live on the site. In no time at all, they’ve received feedback, suggestions, and more troubleshooting tips to reconnect the server and get business back up and running.

In situations like this, there’s no better resource than an online community of peers, armed and ready to help and offer advice when there is a need. There’s never been a better example of the phrase, “let’s put our heads together,” than the collaboration, idea sharing, and solutions that come about in online tech communities.

The word “community”, after all, means “the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common.” It’s not just a physical place or a demographic, but a place to come and share. Experts Exchange not only provides an online community space for tech questions and answers, but the opportunity for discussing tech news and continued education through trending technology topics and online course opportunities.

Next time you find yourself in a bind and needing technology resources, don’t hesitate to reach out to the community experts trust for fast tech solutions. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our community members have to say about it.

Importance of Community Infographic from Experts Exchange