Cloud Computing Expected To Generate More IT Jobs
The increasing popularity of cloud computing isn't something IT professionals need to fear, according to the results of a recent survey. Even if some IT professionals believe the trend will result in the elimination of jobs, more IT professionals believe it will in fact spur the creation of new openings.
CWJobs contacted 1,300 IT professionals on the subject, and found that just 28 percent of them feel cloud computing will have a negative effect on the IT jobs market. In contrast, 40 percent of them think there will be more jobs thanks to cloud computing.
The one catch might be that some amount of additional training could prove necessary. Richard Nott, the site director at CWJobs, said in a statement, "It is encouraging to see that IT professionals recognise the career opportunities emerging from the rise of cloud computing. However, confusion evidently surrounds how candidates can best bolster their CVs for these opportunities."
Nott then continued, "While it is not yet clear which specific skills will be useful for cloud computing, the majority of IT professionals do believe there will be a need to adapt to capitalise on the changing IT landscape, and that now is the time to do this."
So start studying up on data transfer rates and security issues, perhaps. Or maybe downtime and average costs.
Anyway, the average IT professional should be able to take comfort in the fact that it looks like staying employed won't be too difficult.
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