How the Trump Administration Is Shaking Up the IT/Software Industry

What Can IT Professionals Expect from President Trump?


There’s been a lot of commotion coming out of Washington since President Trump took office on January 17th. While the new president has yet to pass a major new piece of legislation through Congress, the Trump administration has been signaling towards some major changes when it comes to development data solutions and the Internet as a whole. Learn more about what changes IT professionals can expect from the Trump administration in the weeks and months ahead.


Reversing “Net Neutrality”


One of the most notable changes coming out of the Trump administration is its attitude towards what’s known as “Net Neutrality.” This Obama-era regulation treats the Internet like a basic utility, which means that service providers are not allowed to favor certain types content. The new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Varadaraj Pai believes in doing away with “Net Neutrality” altogether. (Forbes Contributor Dr. Granados) As the FCC prepares to undo much of the Obama administration’s work on securing the freedom of the Internet, expect more IT companies and Internet behemoths to start testing the waters when it comes to providing certain content to users.


Changes for Healthcare IT Professionals


The Trump administration is waging war on the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. This has led to a great deal of confusion among lawmakers, insurance providers, the healthcare industry and, of course, consumers. But behind the scenes, the Trump administration is also working around the clock to improve cybersecurity in the federal government, with a particular emphasis on healthcare. New cyber threats are popping up all the time, gravely endangering American businesses and the federal government. As these threats evolve over time, the healthcare industry is struggling to stay above the tide. Tasked with protecting sensitive patient data, the healthcare industry has seen IT costs soar, raising premiums for consumers across the board. Cyber security as it pertains to healthcare is expected to be a major talking point in the months and years to come.


A New Supreme Court


The biggest change to come out of the Trump administration is the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. While the court has its hands full with dozens of other cases, new issues regarding privacy and “Net Neutrality” are expected to make their way through the federal court system as some of these new changes become permanent. As a true conservative, Gorsuch is expected to side against federal regulation and lean towards the interests of corporations.


While many of these changes are still largely theoretical, the Trump administration has clearly laid out their plans to radically alter the way we think about the Internet and information technology.