Friday, 15 February 2013

Demand for cloud professionals will grow by 26% annually



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The IDC recently released a report stating that all the way through to 2015, the demand for cloud-ready IT workers will grow by 26% annually.
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Source: CRM In The Cloud

There are as many as seven million cloud-related jobs available worldwide already, meaning that there could be over eleven million jobs by 2015.

Although cloud is still emerging as a computing style, it is already changing how IT delivers economic value to countries, industries, and businesses.



According to another report by the IDC released in 2011, cloud created 1.5 million new jobs and generated $400 billion in economic benefit through organisations around the world.


The responses were taken from over 400 government IT employees at various levels within the U.S. government.

Shawn McCarthy, research director at IDC Government Insights stated "Survey data indicates that significant progress already has been made for cloud services, but overall progress will only accelerate once several important issues have been addressed".

One of the main issues with cloud has always been in its understanding. It isn't something you can often start a conversation about with just anyone. The majority of the population just simply don't understand what it is. Firebrand went to the CompTIA EMEA conference and caught up with Ian Moyse from Workbooks.com, a Cloud CRM vendor. He explained that "Cloud" is too generic of a term for customers to understand. And how we need to educate everyone, from the end customer through the different supply channels and vendors involved. He adds that in order to push cloud forward, it must be simplified by showing the real benefits customers get rather than the technology behind it. Watch our interview below:



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Video Transcript:
Hi. My name is Ian Moyse. I'm a Sales Director at Workbooks.com, a Cloud CRM vendor. I'm here today speaking about the Cloud and how it's disrupting and changing the way we do things. I'm really contexting how that's already happened in other industries, such as the video industry, the music industry, and books, that we digest things in different form factor.

So it's just changing how we digest IT, and what we're going to see is a balancing of options. So the Cloud just gives people an option. I'm going to talk about how it's been over complicated. "Cloud" is too generic of a term for customers to understand. And how we really need to educate everyone, from the end customer through the different supply channels and vendors involved, to how explain this in simple terms, with the real benefits customers get rather than the technology behind it.

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