The Cloud Skills Debate

The notion of computing in the cloud naturally attracts the interest of developers but a number of IT Pros see it as a threat. In a lot of cases the core skills transfer directly to cloud technologies but some IT Pros might want to develop new skills to meet the demand of the new set of roles that are emerging. There is a de-emphasis on patching, upgrading and general service management and a greater emphasis on monitoring and integration with the core on-premises infrastructure plus a greater understanding of virtualisation and hybrid clouds.

A new white paper on cloud skills might be of help.


Planky – GBR-257

Comments (1)

  1. Steve M says:

    Interesting.  There's certainly a kind of "cloud resistance movement" some of whom feel threatened by it.  But I think it's not just those who want to make a tedious living only out of patching and keeping everything in-house, but also because even amongst certain IT Pros there is a significant number who have no idea what cloud computing is but would not like to admit it…..Perhaps it's a marketing issue – who knows?