Tuesday, November 01, 2011 4:35:23 PM
The effects of cloud continue to change the environment of IT departments, shifting the responsibilities of personnel and refining the general requirements for entry level positions. InfoWorld recently published an article explaining that the technology is rapidly making IT professionals a resource that can be called on at all hours of the day.
According to the source, one of the biggest effects of cloud computing is the change to outsourced IT services. Flexibility and availability are the immediate benefits, while internal IT departments will need to facilitate successful transitions and manage relations with the providers.
"Due to the rise of pervasive ICT and the development of cloud computing, it will be easier to distribute more tasks and services and to invite input from a community through crowd sourcing," a report from two leading technology businesses read, according to the source.
The International Data Corporation projects the cloud to grow from a $3.8 billion and 600,000 unit industry in 2010, to $6.4 billion and more than 1.3 million units by 2014. Companies considering adoption of the new technology will need to ensure proper hiring and training strategies for IT personnel and management level employees.
-McAfee Cloud Security