Cloud technology has revolutionized the potential for global interconnectivity in the modern age, allowing us to upload, store and share vast amounts of data on single online servers provided by the many services on the www, among which Apple (iCloud), Google (Google Drive and Google Music), Amazon (AWS), Microsoft, Dropbox, Safebox, and all the other channels including Youtube and other movie/music streaming sites. The incredible advancements in Artificial Intelligence that have been integrated into the Cloud user experience have also given a significant boost to businesses by accelerating the delivery and exchange of business data/information, eliminating heightened levels of bureaucracy including those caused by excessive and unfiltered ‘data noise,’ and enhancing customer experience through automated A.I. assistants and suggestions that target the specific preferences of consumers—a process carried out through language/ semantics technology that allows A.I. to run through all the data available on the internet and recognize meaning and human behaviour in text and language, thus processing the information and recommending suggestions to optimize any part of a company’s infrastructure as well as business solutions for their needs.
As expected, there is a high demand for cloud computing experts by companies across the broad spectrum of multiple industries, but a low supply of professionals who are specifically trained in aiding a company to integrate and successfully implement and deploy Cloud technology while taking into primary consideration all the characteristics of its organizational make-up —such as budget capacity (through cost/risk analysis), level of needed IT skills of the workforce, and ability to address all the potential security issues to avoid the dangers of cyber hacking or exposure of sensitive information to third parties. The knowledge and certifications can be acquired through organizations that offer cloud computing courses, such as the Cloudacademy, which offers a range of different courses for one to choose from. Here are some great career opportunities for those who want to work in what is probably the fastest-growing innovative sector in the world today.
Cloud Deployment professionals will help a company to migrate their on-premise infrastructure by identifying the major strengths and weaknesses of their organization and providing solutions to rearrange the information flow and exchange across company levels, so they can adopt adequate cloud deployment models to relocate applications and data on existing servers to the cloud.
Cloud Security Professionals (CSP)
Cloud Security Professionals (CSP) are considered the most valuable asset by companies interested in integrating Cloud tech for their business needs, according to a 2015 study from BT. Security is the number one concern especially considering the losses in case of a security breach—which are expected to range at around £2.7 million in the UK on average.
Cloud Consultants help in analyzing the technical aspects and evaluate business area requirements, thus recommending appropriate cloud technology options to the IT team. Any IT professional can apply for this job if they hold 8 years of more of IT consulting experience, possess a knowledge of the variety of cloud technology options available and the strengths and weaknesses of cloud vendors in the market, and have excellent communication skills.
Database experts are another class of professionals that is in high demand. With over 2.5 ‘quintillion’ (30 zeroes!) bytes of data created every day, and recognizing that information is the most valuable currency nowadays, businesses are looking for experts with the right sets of IT skills to store, access and manage this valuable data. These skills include knowledge into database querying languages like SQL and database platforms like Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Database and they are an excellent resource for IT software experts who want to upgrade their resume and jump-start their career.
Programmers are highly sought after, because it is due to their expertise that our computers and media devices run and of course users could not do without computer programs to run software! The rising number of innovative A.I./Cloud computing applications which allow us to share information across all our digital media devices and are revolutionizing the user experience are all due to the expertise of programmers and software developers, so this is one of those job areas that allows for a constant upgrade in skills as new applications enter the market—and broader entry into the Hi-Tech/ I.T./ A.I./ Cloud/ Telecommunications industrial/business conglomerate. And naturally this broad demand for skills also requires the expertise of business professionals and that means everyone involved in the business sector; including data analysts, business lawyers, financial consultants, secretaries, software developers, database managers, and many more. This fact indicates that the demand for jobs from multiple industry/career fields is expected to increase dramatically in future years.