Having cloud skills will help pay the bills, according to a recent study.
Research from recruitment specialists Robert Half Technology revealed cloud
computing is the most lucrative skill to have in the IT job market today.
Cloud topped the bill in the survey of 100 IT directors and CIOs across the
UK, with 39 percent of respondents citing it as the most important. Security
(37 percent) and project management skills (33 percent) were the next
popular, with virtualization (29 percent) and network administration (27
percent) rounding out the top five, according to an article on
Coding and development skills were mentioned. Although not as popular;
knowledge of C# was cited by 15 percent of those polled, compared to 13
percent who said Java.
This translates into the hiring of staff, according to the research. Nearly
half (41 percent) of IT dire... (more)
Talk about TMI.
Cloud computing is helping businesses combat a growing problem: Too much
information and not enough storage capacity, according to an article on
With businesses increasingly facing the prospect of running out of storage
capacity, adoption of cloud storage technologies continues to grow, according
to a report from cloud-integrated storage solutions specialist TwinStrata.
The survey found that 37 percent of respondents have been using cloud
computing for three or more years, more than a one-third increase over last
year's 27 percent number. When compare... (more)
Big bucks continue to be spent on hardware and software, with a marked
increase in cloud services, according to a new report.
Forrester released the data of its annual survey on IT spending worldwide and
detected areas with higher spending, including apps and tablets.
Forrester Research's annual report on worldwide IT spending split the amount
of $2.06 trillion spent this year from businesses and governments between
hardware, software and services related to the IT world. CIOs and IT
decision-makers plan their biggest software spending increases in mobile
applications and middlew... (more)
It seems it's in the best interest of the U.S. government to have its
employees hit the road.
A recent study uncovered how a mobile federal workforce is one that is more
productive and cost-effective. But getting from here to there, however,
Federal agencies and taxpayers benefit from a mobile federal workforce, but
outdated infrastructure restricts mobile potential and productivity gains,
according to a survey by MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on
improving the outcomes of government IT.
The study indicated federal employees are taking advanta... (more)
Cloud computing's profile just took a leap in the polls.
IBM announced the opening of a new Federal Cloud Innovation Center dedicated
to helping federal agencies and other public-sector organizations advance the
adoption of cloud computing across the government.
The new IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C., will bring
IBM's cloud computing research efforts closer to federal agencies to develop
specialized technologies and methods for building mission-ready clouds, Big
Blue officials said. Moreover, the IBM center will draw on the cloud
computing expertise of mo... (more)