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Reinvent your career for the cloud the right way

Reinvent your career for the cloud the right way | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The demand for cloud talent is exploding -- and driving many to cloud-wash their resumes
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The problem comes when those looking to reinvent their careers end up cloud-washing their CVs and are even able to talk their way into significant cloud-related jobs.

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3 key focuses for a successful Windows admin career

3 key focuses for a successful Windows admin career | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft-centric IT pros can remain in the thick of the jobs action by digging deep into these three areas
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What constitutes relevance? In your current IT position, it can be easy to become complacent, thinking that your skills are ubiquitous.

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Do Most Employees Ignore Cloud App Access Policies?

Do Most Employees Ignore Cloud App Access Policies? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SailPoint recently found one out of every five employees is "going rogue" with corporate data by uploading this information to a cloud application such as Dropbox or Google Docs with the intent to share it outside the company.
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"The survey results are an eye-opener of how cloud applications have made it easy for employees to take information with them when they leave a company," This is the major concern especially with BYOD

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Security jobs are hot, thanks to the Internet of things

Security jobs are hot, thanks to the Internet of things | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Security certifications are soaring in value as thousands of new jobs are there for the taking
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Nonetheless, security is probably the hottest topic in IT right now, and the public is being barraged by stories of data breaches, ransomware, security holes, and the NSA’s widespread data collection.

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How to Build a Strong Career with SAS Certification?

How to Build a Strong Career with SAS Certification? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The largest market share holder in advanced analytics, SAS, known as Statistical Analysis System Software is used for advanced analytics, business and data management along with predicting course of
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SAS is used in 136, operating at over 70,000 sites. That’s why you can discover new opportunities and seize them confidently if you opt for an SAS certification.

 

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Trained cloud computing professionals – augmented need

Trained cloud computing professionals – augmented need | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

In the recent years, it is evidently proven that cloud computing is the next big frontier in building business credibility.

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Skill scarcity has now become the new hurdle in cloud computing efforts made by most of the businesses.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing And SMEs

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing And SMEs | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME
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This infographic provided courtesy of Towergate offers insights into the uses and benefits of cloud computing, as well as tips for a successful implementation.

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Low-skilled IT jobs ‘grounded’ as firms look for ‘cloud’ professionals

Low-skilled IT jobs ‘grounded’ as firms look for ‘cloud’ professionals | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Global cloud services market is likely to reach $127 billion by 2017
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Employee growth continues to decelerate among large software vendors as cloud adoption moves beyond the proof-of-concept phase. Vendors are leveraging Intellectual Property and automation to accelerate delivery of cloud infrastructure to clients, according to Bozhidar Hristov, lead analyst with the US-based Technology Business Research.

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Cloud computing: are projects being compromised by a skills gap?

Cloud computing: are projects being compromised by a skills gap? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A lack of relevant skills are preventing businesses from maximising their investment in the cloud, says Garry Sidaway
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According to an IDC report this year, 1.7m cloud computing related jobs globally could not be filled in 2012 because applicants lacked the necessary training, certification and experience needed to work in cloud-enabled businesses. The analyst firm predicts that the demand for skilled cloud IT professionals will grow by 26% year on year until 2015, creating as many as 7m cloud-related jobs worldwide.

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Top Ten Cloud Computing Skills Recruiters Search For

Top Ten Cloud Computing Skills Recruiters Search For | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jennifer Bewley and Rachel Ceccarelli of Dice.com regarding the trends they are seeing in cloud computing recruiters’ searched-for terms on their sites.  They’re seeing exponential growth in cloud computing-related...
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Bottom line:  Recruiting analytics and tools online are accelerating quickly, making it possible for companies searching for cloud computing talent to find it quicker than ever before.  For those searching for a job in the field, making every aspect of your online presence reflect cloud computing expertise can make you stand out in recruiter’s searches.

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Where Cloud Computing Jobs Are Today

Where Cloud Computing Jobs Are Today | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Gaining insights into cloud computing hiring trends is invaluable to understanding the competitive landscape and direction of new application and platform development.
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The lanscape is going to change! There will be jobs and employees need to learn how best to fit it. An article worth reading.

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INFOGRAPHIC: IT Cloud Skills Gap

INFOGRAPHIC: IT Cloud Skills Gap | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Skills - A study conducted by CompTIA under the caption of IT industry outlook 2013 suggests that demand of cross-dimensional...
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Interesting statistics! The 2015 shortfall should encourage IT candidates to shift their attention to this segment.

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IT jobs recovering faster than after dot-com bubble thanks to cloud

IT jobs recovering faster than after dot-com bubble thanks to cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The bursting of the dot-com bubble left a long and lingering scar on the IT industry for many years.
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Sounds more like the usual rethoric that politicians are associated with. There will always be a few new jobs but until the economy really begins to show healthy growth many businesses will refrain from bold moves.

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The mythical Hadoop skills gap

The mythical Hadoop skills gap | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Oh no! Big data is failing because we can't find enough people who know the technology! Relax, they're out there -- but don't fall for the buzzwords
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Hadoop is hard, but frankly, the idiotic buzzword-matching to skills make no sense. Here's the relevant experience prospective candidates should have even if they don't know Hadoop:
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Do you need a cloud strategist for your migration? Most firms don’t think so

Do you need a cloud strategist for your migration? Most firms don’t think so | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Despite the vast majority of companies looking to expand their cloud infrastructure over time, only 14% of respondents in a NuoDB survey said they had a specific cloud strategist to oversee it.
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So what could be driving these trends? Executives argue the ‘cloud skills gap’, of businesses searching for cloud computing talent that isn’t there, .....

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What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job

What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The next big technology migration will change how workplaces are organized. Bad news, middle managers: You’re going to get less important.
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A corporate organizational chart from 100 years ago looks like a factory, with little workers at the base like parts, assembled by managers into units that interact with or fit into larger parts.

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Wiktor Helak's curator insight, December 2, 2014 2:22 PM

Wybrałem temat szerokopojętej "Chmury" ze względu na jej wielki potencjał oraz ekspansję w różnych dziedzinach życia. Powyższy artykuł mówi o wpływie "Chmury" na rynek pracy. Wybrałem go ze względu na rzetelne informacje poparte statystykami oraz opinie pracowników czołowych korporacji IT na świecie. Można tam znaleźć także przykłady firm, które obecnie dzięki "Chmurze" mogły zmniejszyć zatrudnienie, szczególnie menadżerów średniego szczebla.

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10 In-Demand Jobs in the IT Sector

10 In-Demand Jobs in the IT Sector | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As Technology grows more every year the need for people in the IT Sector continues to grow. Here are the Top 10 In-Demand Jobs in the IT Sector right now.
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Take a look at 10 of the most in-demand job roles currently in the IT industry.

 

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Danny Engelman's comment, September 28, 2014 4:27 AM
So which IT related position is NOT in this top-10??
ronald scherpenisse's comment, September 28, 2014 6:41 AM
@Danny If I was asked to pick one Business Analyst would be the one, ;-)
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How the demand for 3D printing skills is accelerating globally

How the demand for 3D printing skills is accelerating globally | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
35% of all ads posted for engineering jobs in the last 30 days prioritize 3D printing and additive manufacturing as the most sought-after skill.
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The number of job ads requiring workers with 3D printing skills increased 1,834% in 4 years and 103% when comparing August 2014 to August 2013.

 

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The Benefits of Cloud Computing for HR and Recruiting Professionals - Recruiting Trends

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for HR and Recruiting Professionals - Recruiting Trends | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud computing remains an ambiguous concept for many business leaders and decision-makers. This is especially true for HR and recruiting professionals trying to determine the benefits of the cloud and whether cloud computing is right for them.

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By 2015, end-user spending on cloud services could be more than $180 billion—indicating a clear trend toward the cloud for businesses and other organizations.

 

Image courtesy of softwarestrategiesblog.com

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Don't be scared; it's just the cloud

Don't be scared; it's just the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
You can expect some change in roles and skills, but no more so than you saw in previous technology shifts
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The reality is that IT orgs have always changed around the use of technology. This need to adapt is hardly unique to cloud usage, so I'm always taken aback when such change comes as a surprise.

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Pets Vs. Cattle: The Rising Value of Cloud Computing Skills - Digits - WSJ

Pets Vs. Cattle: The Rising Value of Cloud Computing Skills - Digits - WSJ | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A few months ago, James Weatherell updated his online resume on LinkedIn with his recent experience working with new cloud-computing software known as Open Stack.  Since then, the phone of the 27-year-old computer engineer who works at the Broad Institute of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been ringing off the hook.“I get three or four calls a day from headhunters,” said Weatherell.Weatherall’s mojo reflects the growing popularity of Open Stack, a new type of open software that more companies are using to manage their private cloud-computing systems. In December, Weatherell helped the research institute to create a proof of concept using Open Stack software and computer servers from Cisco Systems.
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“I get three or four calls a day from headhunters,” said Weatherell.

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Big Problems, Big Payoff: Setting Up Your Own Cloud Server

Big Problems, Big Payoff: Setting Up Your Own Cloud Server | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Setting up a cloud server on your existing infrastructure is easier and less painful than you think. However, there are a number of potential problems you'll want to plan for ahead of time,
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Good article for all and not only those who might need a helping hand.

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How cloud computing changes (almost) everything about the skills you need

How cloud computing changes (almost) everything about the skills you need | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The old skills that have kept enterprise IT humming along are increasingly irrelevant in the new world of the cloud, say tech chiefs on the ZDNet/TechRepublic CIO Jury.
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According to James, traditional roles are merging and being replaced with generalists and service delivery managers. "There is less emphasis on the words 'IT services', more on 'business services' — and particularly what value they deliver back to the business in terms of time and money. IT generalists are now doing what once could only be done by specialist IT consultants,"

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Is The Employee Engagement Crisis?

INFOGRAPHIC: What Is The Employee Engagement Crisis? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Employee - Employees cite several reasons they prefer to use their personal devices at work. 41% said that clients often contacted them using their personal phones
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The principle idea behind BYOD is sound. True that security would need to be propped up if BYOD was to be adopted. But once it is set-up it would bring enormous flexibility.

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EMPLOYMENT: Where The Highest Paying Cloud Computing Jobs Are - Forbes

EMPLOYMENT: Where The Highest Paying Cloud Computing Jobs Are - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Using analytics to better understand the cloud computing job market is fascinating.
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Tricia Chapman's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:42 PM

Although this graph is specific to the US it does show the wide variety of industries and jobs within the IT department that require cloud based experience.