Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:03:00 PM
The rise of cloud computing has changed how enterprises secure data, deploy applications and connect employees, but the technology could also begin to alter job descriptions and titles throughout the IT and business communities.
In a recent Forbes blog post, IT industry expert Joe McKendrick says cloud services are taking over the industry, and organizations will increasingly desire job candidates with cloud skills and experience. According to McKendrick, companies will seek professionals who are experienced in business development rather than application development, as several services transition to a cloud environment and Software-as-a-Service becomes more prevalent.
The report said job titles will also change, with businesses looking for cloud-oriented architects, capacity planners and service managers. Although some titles won't contain the term "cloud," many job descriptions will include managing the cloud environment throughout the business and coordinating with cloud providers to improve service.
McKendrick listed several job titles he found on various employment websites, including Cloud Specialist, Cloud Computing Architect, Lead Software Developer - Cloud Computing Focused and Cloud Alliance Manager.
According to a recent survey by Vanson Bourne, 70 percent of CIOs believe cloud computing had the most positive impact on their company compared to other technology during the past year.
-McAfee Cloud Security