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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, 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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Cloud delivers €160 billion boost to European Union economy

Cloud delivers €160 billion boost to European Union economy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is expected to add around €160billion to the EU’s GDP in 2020. By the end of 2015 around 70 per cent of all businesses will use cloud computing, while some 925,500 direct and indir
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“The most recent estimates indicate that, in 2016, the availability and adoption of cloud-based computing will result in the creation of 180,000 new businesses and this figure will likely grow to close to 303,000 in 2020 across the EU.”

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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.

 

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: 25 High Paying Internships

INFOGRAPHIC: 25 High Paying Internships | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
High Paying Internships- To add to this, we've come across an interesting infographic courtesy of Glassdoor for those looking for high paying internships.
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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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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: 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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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud computing! Fact or fiction?

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud computing! Fact or fiction? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has nothing to do with the weather and while it’s not entirely safe from cyber attacks, the technology is creating IT jobs and millions of people are using the cloud.
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aml_think's curator insight, December 13, 7:14 AM

interesting statistics produced in 2013, it will be interesting to know in which directions it evolved!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Proof Your Career

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Proof Your Career | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud proof your career. Learn more about how the future of cloud computing can affect your career.
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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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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, 4:27 AM
So which IT related position is NOT in this top-10??
ronald scherpenisse's comment, September 28, 6:41 AM
@Danny If I was asked to pick one Business Analyst would be the one, ;-)
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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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Have you got your head around the cloud?

Have you got your head around the cloud? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud Technology; there’s nothing nebulous about it. It’s a game-changer, and it’s here to stay.

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Jobs needing specific cloud computing skills, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) expertise or Google App Engine development skills, ....

 

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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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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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Organizations Face Hurdles Deploying Clouds

Organizations Face Hurdles Deploying Clouds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IT departments face significant challenges in launching cloud initiatives—and, unfortunately, many of them can't be dealt with by a crackerjack tech team.
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Interesting survey on the deployment of IaaS and SaaS within organizations.

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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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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.

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EMPLOYMENT: Cloud Computing Skills Required for IT Employees | CloudTimes

EMPLOYMENT: Cloud Computing Skills Required for IT Employees | CloudTimes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the present impact of cloud computing on data access and storage, job descriptions are also experiencing some sort of a metamorphosis as businesses move to the clouds.
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Jobs: What does a cloud IT career really mean?

Jobs: What does a cloud IT career really mean? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The term cloud computing has become part of the vernacular in companies of all industries and sizes. Over the past few years, more and more companies are moving to the cloud to save money, scale more easily and achieve faster times to production.
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Employment: How to get your first cloud computing job

Employment: How to get your first cloud computing job | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the explosion of cloud computing jobs, now is the time to map your path to more money and more cloud...
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