(October Issue) Cloud computing could easily be nicknamed “the great transformer” due to the way it’s altering how companies operate their businesses. A growing number of enterprises are seeking out cloud providers to deliver and maintain infrastructure and applications, effectively taking over many of the tasks that internal IT departments have traditionally shouldered.
For IT personnel, the increasing reliance on the cloud is resulting in a sea change of sorts in terms of the new cloudcentric knowledge and skills they’re now expected to possess. In short, as companies actively architect for cloud, IT must manage data in new ways; establish and operate new public, private, and hybrid cloud environments; integrate disparate cloud services with internal infrastructure and applications; and work more closely with their company’s business units in a strategic capacity.
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