Cloud knowledge becomes growing need for IT Principals
Article By VAR Staffing
There has been a lot of talk about the state of the technology landscape. The overall job market looks stagnant, with 8.2 percent unemployment in June, according to the Labor Department, but IT hiring is less so – 4.4 percent unemployment. IT spending is a different story, as a recent report shows new innovations are keeping the money flowing.
According to a new Gartner's study, IT Principals are set to spend $3.6 trillion on technology by the end of 2012. One of the "bright spots" is the emergence of the cloud market, whose value is expected to rise to $109 billion this year.
With the cloud showing itself to be the next trend, IT Principals are searching for new resources that are in touch with the benefits of cloud computing. As the technology landscape continues to evolve, Solution Providers need to take a progressive approach to ensure they can offer the most impactful talent when they partner with enterprises.
A report from earlier this year showed that a cloud skill set is a growing commodity. According to the study from Wanted Analytics, a leading source for business intelligence for the talent marketplace, hiring demand for cloud skills rose 92 percent in the first quarter of 2012, as compared to the same time last year and 400 percent when compared to 2010.
"With the demand for cloud skills growing so quickly, the gap between hiring demand and talent supply across the United States is getting larger and causing more difficulties in sourcing candidates," said the Wanted Analytics report.
As leading VARs and Integrators to continue to position themselves as the premiere dormitory of talent with the full spectrum of IT knowledge, partnering with VAR Staffing – with its years of success in identifying and recruiting the most impactful cloud-based solution architects and engineers – is more essential than ever.
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