Let us be your IT department!
Call us Today! (703) 821-8200

 

 

Computerware

Computerware has been serving the Vienna area since 1976, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Careers in the Cloud Can’t Be Filled Fast Enough

Careers in the Cloud Can’t Be Filled Fast Enough

For much of the past century, if you wanted to work among the clouds, you’d join the Air Force and take it from there. Nowadays, however, working among the clouds can mean that you want to work with advanced computer systems that deliver computing, security, storage, and utilities to businesses and end-users from all around the world.

With the demand for secure cloud computing platforms skyrocketing, you are beginning to see a shortage of resumes from individuals with the expertise and inclination to work with these cloud computing systems. Since technician turnover is a major problem within the IT world, companies tend to work hard to keep the talent they have. In fact, in the United States alone, there are over 500,000 IT jobs that have remained open for over 90 days, suggesting a shortage of workers with the skills needed to do the job. This presents opportunities for people to come into an industry that is, remarkably, just starting a massive growth spurt.

A Career in the Cloud
The cloud services industry is in the middle of a boom. According to Gartner, the cloud service industry will grow by over $38 billion in 2017, making it a $250 billion industry. With organizations of all types (and sizes) beginning to leverage these public cloud solutions, the industry has quickly seen that there aren’t enough people to do the work. If you want a career in the cloud, where would you start?

Obviously, the first step to take for any potential person that wants to work with this dynamic technology is to understand it. Going to school for Information System Management is the best start if you are just starting out. Here are the top 10 college programs from U.S. News and World Report. Most schools will offer a certificate, associate, or bachelor’s program that can get you started understanding the technology well enough to professionally manage and maintain it.

Once you have the training, you can then look for a job. Since the cloud is more than just storage, being able to understand how the cloud works, what types of clouds there are, what they are used for, and how businesses leverage them will allow you to access to a variety of businesses. Knowing where you’d make the best fit will go a long way toward bringing you job satisfaction and the elusive positive work/life balance.

Next, you have to understand the roles companies are looking to fill in regards to cloud computing. Four of the cloud-based jobs that are in the highest demand are:

  • Cloud administrator - Organizations need people that can work directly with the monitoring and management of their cloud solutions. A majority of the job is managing cloud infrastructure, so learning core cloud platforms and monitoring tools will be beneficial. Concepts like merging workloads to the public cloud and DevOps will be beneficial for the would-be cloud administrator.
  • Cloud security - Since network security is a priority for most businesses, it makes sense that organizations will be looking for someone to look after their cloud security. Cloud security professionals will be proficient and certified in management techniques, as well as more advanced security measures. Along with computing proficiencies, a cloud security professional will need communication skills, as much of their job will be working with employees and other staff to design and construct a security protocol that will legitimately and efficiently protect the organization’s cloud-based assets.
  • Cloud architect - By overseeing the complete cloud computing strategy for an organization, a cloud architect is constantly looking at the entire operation. From adoption plans, application design, organizational strategy, and even management, the architect of an organization's cloud computing platform has to take into account every aspect of the cloud computing construct. Most organizations need their move to the cloud to be cost-effective and efficient, so the cloud architect needs to understand how to mix and match platforms for the best results today, and in the future.
  • Cloud application developer - Programming is at the core of this career. Having a repertoire of several commonly used languages can be most advantageous for the up-and-coming cloud application developer, especially since many organizations use major cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft Azure. Like most application developers, the fit has to be right, so keep in mind that just any job may do.

By gaining knowledge and experience dealing with cloud-based systems and the implementation of them, you could find yourself with your head in the clouds sooner rather than later. At Computerware, we have technicians that are happy to help your organization find the right cloud computing platform to fit the needs of your company. For more information, call us today at (703) 821-8200.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, 19 August 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Internet Cloud Business Management Microsoft Managed Service Provider Workplace Tips Software Productivity Business Computing Backup Hackers Saving Money Hardware Data Business Malware IT Support Email Hosted Solutions IT Services Google Quick Tips Efficiency Gadgets Smartphones Small Business Mobile Devices Business Continuity Mobile Office Disaster Recovery Virtualization Network Computer Microsoft Office User Tips Server Miscellaneous Upgrade Windows 10 VoIP Social Media Network Security Windows Unified Threat Management Mobile Device Management Innovation Smartphone Operating System Remote Computing WiFi Vendor Management Passwords Ransomware BYOD Communication Apps Mobile Computing Android Marketing The Internet of Things Facebook Users Firewall Remote Monitoring Managed IT services History Holiday Apple Collaboration Analytics Save Money Alert Data Management IT Consultant Automation Big data Health Content Filtering Bring Your Own Device Office Windows 8 Lithium-ion Battery Tech Support Hard Drives Outsourced IT Best Practice BDR Spam Going Green Virus App Wireless Technology Managed IT Services Phishing Hiring/Firing Search Gmail Productivity Recovery Browser Employer-Employee Relationship Printer Help Desk Antivirus Budget Outlook Information Technology IBM Internet of Things Phone System Running Cable Encryption Humor Proactive IT Computers communications Customer Service Data storage Education Administration Maintenance Save Time SaaS Saving Time Money Bandwidth Update Black Market Government Fax Server Digital Payment Networking Risk Management Password Telephone Systems Training PowerPoint Avoiding Downtime Hacker Social Networking Tablet Twitter Current Events Securty Artificial Intelligence Managed IT Solid State Drive Two-factor Authentication Wireless Flexibility iPhone Travel Website Business Intelligence Legal Document Management Mobile Device It Management IT Support Hard Drive Hacking Computer Repair Hosted Solution Office 365 Intranet User Co-managed IT How To Safety Streaming Media Compliance Social Inbound Marketing Network Congestion DDoS Taxes Lifestyle Chrome Business Growth Uninterrupted Power Supply Cybercrime Router Word Computer Accessories Telephony Monitors Comparison Customer Relationship Management Augmented Reality Cortana YouTube Cost Management Settings Text Messaging Downtime Processors VPN USB End of Support Pain Points Cloud Computing Presentation Company Culture Law Enforcement Hack User Error Virtual Desktop Politics Excel Documents Programming Net Neutrality Heating/Cooling Data Backup Gaming Console Laptop Webcam Retail Public Cloud Experience Office Tips Cybersecurity Paperless Office Sports Computing Statistics Automobile Robot IT service Specifications Virtual Reality Music Windows 10 Web Server Social Engineering Upgrades Digital Bluetooth Websites LiFi Workers Digital Signature Leadership Entertainment Computing Infrastructure Start Menu Device Management Rental Service Deep Learning Access Memory Software as a Service Harddrive Visible Light Communication Samsung Wi-Fi Analytic G Suite Physical Security online Currency Spyware External Harddrive Flash Advertising Tablets Public Speaking Google Wallet Data Protection Sync CCTV Get More Done Entrepreneur Mouse Displays cache Smart Phones Business Managemenet Unified Communications Google Maps Printer Server HIPAA Electronic Payment Banking GPS Drones Corporate Profile Disaster In Internet of Things Emails File Sharing Assessment Language Permissions Scalability IP Address Ebay Business Metrics 3D VoIP Human Resources switches Meetings Recycling Writing Consultation Skype Upselling Cabling Webinar Private Cloud Pirating Information Chromebook Adminstration Administrator Supercomputer Messenger Teamwork Storage Work/Life Balance Cryptocurrency Worker Machine Learning Content Management PDF Download Google Docs Distributed Denial of Service IT consulting Employer Employee Relationship Best Practives Keyboard Books Best Available Google Drive Product Reviews Cleaning Licensing Domains eWaste Video Surveillance Microchip Read Electricity Microserver CIO Botnet Windows XP LinkedIn Shortcut Trending Reading Value Saving ZTime Regulations Troubleshooting Society Staffing Archive Environment Debate Hacks Micrsooft WannaCry Turn Key Computer Malfunction Time Management Mobility Trojan Competition Relocation Business Owner Identity Theft Organize Point of Contact Motion Sickness Notifications Touchscreen Tracking Application Reliable Computing Thin CLient Data Recovery Capital Productuvuty 3D Printing CrashOverride

hp supplies medallionLarge2017