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OpsRamp's Cloud Skills Survey Finds That 94% of IT Organizations Are Struggling To Find Cloud Talent

OpsRamp, the service-centric AIOps platform for the modern enterprise, today announced the results of its survey on the talent crisis for the Cloud, DevOps, and Site Reliability Engineering skills at the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference. The survey illustrates a crisis in hiring for digital talent and skills that is stifling innovation, impacting productivity and derailing revenue growth. 

The transition to cloud-native applications and infrastructure is well underway: Over 60% of IT professionals mentioned that a majority of their applications are either built or run using hybrid cloud architectures. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations will need vastly different skills, technologies, and processes over the next five years as they adopt a cloud-first posture. How do IT leaders find the right talent that can deploy and maintain dynamic, flexible and cost-effective digital services?


Cloud Academy Launches Assessment Cycles to Further Bolster Skill Measurement Capabilities

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Cloud Academy today announced the launch of an end-to-end suite designed to measure cloud skills, assess training effectiveness, identify skill gaps, and enhance cloud training strategies at scale. The launch, which includes the general availability of Analytics, Assessment Cycles and the continued beta of Skill Profiles, affirms Cloud Academy's continued commitment to taking a quantified and data-driven approach towards technology learning in the context of driving innovation.

These announcements come in advance of upcoming cloud industry conferences including Microsoft Ignite and AWS re:Invent, where major updates are expected in machine learning, automation, storage, and artificial intelligence.

"Cloud technologies are forcing organizations to quickly improve how they think about software and digital transformation, requiring leaders to find ways to help their teams maintain knowledge of existing technologies while acquiring emerging skills relevant for innovation projects. Organizations who fail to catch up will be left behind and will struggle to survive in the next five years." said Stefano Bellasio, CEO, Cloud Academy. "Our recently launched capabilities offer organizations the ability to map their organization's tech skills, identify skills gaps, and use our software and content library to build custom Training Plans for their teams, which will increase accountability and provide the right training guidance. Our intention is to give our customers a unique enterprise platform to consistently develop and measure their tech skills at scale to improve their time to market with products and services and, which in turn uses data to attract and retain talent."

Cloud Academy Launches Skill Profiles, Delivering a Data-Driven Approach to Close the Tech Skills Gap

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Cloud Academy, the leading enterprise cloud training platform, today announced the general availability of a new platform capability designed to measure and visualize cloud skills at scale: Skill Profiles. In an industry first, Skill Profiles enable senior leadership and corporate learning departments to take a quantified, data-driven approach to identifying skill gaps, measuring the effectiveness of training, and aligning employees and teams to upcoming innovation projects. 

The cloud and technical skills gap continues to be a challenge for many organizations today. According to recent reports, half of companies believe that the talent shortage reduces their competitiveness, while 70 percent have no idea how to address the challenge. In total, missing cloud skills cost organizations $258,188,279 annually, slowing down productivity and innovation.

9 Cloud Skills IT Pros Need Now

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Andrew Froelich.

The rise of cloud computing has been a game-changer for not only businesses, but also IT pros looking to stay relevant. Here are 9 must-have skills in different aspects of cloud technologies needed to compete. Cloud computing is a huge part of IT, and its growth shows no sign of slowing down.

As an IT professional, it makes sense to start looking into obtaining skills in different aspects of cloud technologies to further your career. Here, we've identified 9 of those skills. Keep in mind, we're not suggesting that all IT pros are going to be working for a service provider one day. In reality, most will end up on the customer end of the cloud relationship...

Why hyperconverged systems could be the cure to the cloud and skills gap headache

Grazed from CBR. Author: James Nunns.

Technology choices in the financial services sector have become increasingly important in the past decade as a desire to stay ahead of competition, both established and new market disruptors, and the requirement to stay in line with increasingly proactive regulators, have made technology a key differentiator.

To some extent financial services has struggled in matching technology advancements to the pace of change being forced upon them, particularly so when technologies such as cloud computing appear to be a near no go area. London Capital Group, a company that specialises in online trading services, was faced with a changing market, a desire for new technologies to take them forward and a tech stack that was either at end of life, full, or coming out of warranty...

Cloud Computing: Five Core Skills Every IT Professional Should Have

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Information technology has never moved faster. With the widespread adoption of virtualization, cloud computing, and the DevOps methodology, it's far too easy to let technical skills get old. If that happens, then you're on your way to making yourself obsolete in today's job market.

Today I'll share with you five core skills that I feel any IT professional needs to have in his or her proverbial toolbelt. I’m using the term "IT professional” to embrace anyone whose full-time job role exists within the realm of information technology. Here are some representative titles:...

Growing Demand for Cloud Professional Services

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The early-adopters of cloud services already know what they want to achieve from each new deployment, and are somewhat confident that they’re able to plan, implement and manage their own projects. In contrast, the typical CIO or IT manager in the majority of enterprises still need the help and wisdom of experienced practitioners — people who have been there, done that.

That’s why business decision makers are seeking cloud professional services guidance at twice the rate of private and public cloud vendors, according to the latest worldwide market study by Technology Business Research (TBR). Today, these consulting engagements are a pivotal point of the mainstream buyer’s journey, as more executives make the decision to migrate to a cloud services model and consultants provide advice and education to prospective cloud customers...

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Building Cloud Computing Skills

Grazed from NetworkComputing. Author: Bill Kleyman.

The growth of cloud computing and truly distributed IT environments has created a demand for a new type of IT professional. Today's IT pro must be well-versed in new and emerging technologies, but also have skills in a range of core areas such as storage. So what do you need to do to acquire cloud computing skills and advance your cloud career? Here are some tips.

Learn the language of cloud

APIs, SaaS, the Internet of Things (IoT), software-defined platforms, and much more make up the cloud dictionary. It really feels like acronyms are popping up everywhere. You have to keep an eye and ear out for new and emerging technologies. And because everything is so integrated in the cloud, you also need to understand how all of these technologies interact...

Cloud skills certification can add zeros to your pay cheque

Grazed from TheRegister. Author: Rachel Wilcox.

As IT recruiters collectively bemoan the dearth of cloud professionals, the doom-and-gloom predictions that cloud services would result in the death of the IT department now seem nothing short of laughable. The most recent research from industry body the Cloud Industry Forum suggests that cloud computing has achieved mainstream deployment in the UK, with 78 per cent of organisations adopting at least one cloud-based service.

Conducted in June 2014, the survey of 250 senior IT and business decision makers indicates 15 per cent growth since September 2013 and 62 per cent growth since 2010. Large private enterprises show the highest rates of adoption at just over 80 per cent. But as cloud comes of age and organisations scramble over one another to tie their colours to its mast, the excitement over the flexibility of cloud services is being tempered by concerns over the security of cloud data storage...

Your future cloud computing skills: AWS + Google + Azure + ecosystem

Grazed from CloudAcademy.  Author: Editorial Staff.

2014 will be the year of cloud computing.  During the last year we heard about cloud in different situations, often referring a change in how companies and people access and store data. From what I see this change is almost completed.

If I look at the number of services that I use on a daily basis, more than 80% of them are storing and computing data in a cloud computing infrastructure. I cannot even say what is the last time that I used a licensed-software on my PC/Mac. Everything runs on a browser: invoices, payrolls, bank, docs, files.  We have already switched to a Cloud model for all of our data and daily operations...