What does this industry shift mean for your career long-term, and in the immediate future?
There can be fear and trepidation when an evolution or big change blows through an industry, and the fear is palpable for some IT pros who are worried right now about what kind of impact cloud will have on their job. With 65% of recruiters and hiring managers reporting they plan on increasing IT staff in 2012, IT jobs aren't going anywhere, but their focus and purpose is shifting.
As the cloud becomes an integral aspect of all business units, decision-making is shifting from just tactical and IT-oriented processes to a strategic and business-oriented process. No matter where you are in your career path, you already have skills and strengths you can capitalize on to propel you into the next chapter of IT, with cloud being a boon for success rather than a concern. Read on to find out what you can do to stay on top of the curve.
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