Rise in cloud computing calls for more personnel

6 June 2014

The shift from on-premise datacenters to the cloud has many CIOs wondering whether or not their departments can adequately make the transition. Microsoft training has continued to integrate concepts into the coursework related to the cloud because many organizations now operate through the environment.

Those who are already well-acquainted with cloud technology are highly valued, because the supply of such professionals isn't where the market wants it to be. 

Businesses need new blood to train old dogs
According to a survey released by ScienceLogic, 50 percent of companies will invest heavily in both public and private cloud computing technologies. The study received responses from approximately 1,000 IT professionals, more than half of whom claimed that there's a significant shortage of personnel required to implement this technology. Nearly 66 percent of respondents plan on increasing their budget by 6 to 20 percent on a year-to-year basis. 

Many companies providing Microsoft certification courses are also able to supply businesses looking to transition to the cloud environment with the necessary training. As there is a deficit of young professionals in the IT industry, many 20 or 30-year veterans will need to be educated on how the cloud operates. 

"Cloud first" remains a challenge 
Although the United States federal government has made it a priority to adopt cloud computing solutions, agencies and bureaus are finding it difficult to do so.

According to a report by Accenture, 69 percent of 286 federal executives surveyed claimed that their organizations do not possess the necessary staff required to operate or implement the technology. Approximately 45 percent of respondents claimed that training would cost between $25,000 and $50,000.

Adequate education 
Many organizations may be turning to Microsoft training courses to help them discern the cloud's infrastructure and operational capabilities. According to Motley Fool, the company's cloud storage system, OneDrive, will focus heavily on software applications and programs such as Microsoft Dynamics to make it more usable for business leaders.

Systems many businesses look to certify their employees in, such as Office or SharePoint, have a close relationship with OneDrive, making it easy to learn for many professionals who are unfamiliar with the cloud environment. 

"Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to get all of your favorite stuff in one place that is accessible via all of the devices you use every day," said Chris Jones, corporate vice president of Windows. 

The software pioneer's move towards cloud integration will enable businesses to easily transition to the Microsoft format.  

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