Cloud computing could lead to IT department overhauls

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
July 26, 2012

Article By VAR Staffing

Adding new technology to help a business is part of running a company. Each new innovation changes the way IT departments operate and what they are responsible for, while forcing IT Principals to re-evaluate their resources to make sure current strategies are effective.

New statistics released by CompTIA show that cloud computing in businesses of all sizes means a faster and broader access to computing resources, as well as a change in job responsibility and a need for VARs and enterprises alike to reconsider the type of relationships they have.

"Internal IT departments also are on the edge of major transformation," said Seth Robinson of CompTIA. "The option for cloud solutions for various parts of the computing stack is opening the doors for IT professionals to perform new tasks, or at least perform old tasks in new ways. It’s also creating new job roles and functions to more tightly integrate IT teams with lines of business."

He goes on to note that changes to policies and procedures, restructuring of IT departments and the use of outside resources are all in play as business needs and IT role evolve.

According to the report, more than three out of five companies are adding new types of skill sets to their IT departments to keep up with growing cloud requirements. Skills now in demand include private cloud developers and administrators, departmental liaisons, integration specialists, cloud architects and compliance specialists. The study found expertise in these areas is also being sought from VARs and Integrators.

It's clear that cloud options are going to play a significant part of the future of business. IT Principals need to find the best resources to keep up. Progressive Solution Providers that are partnered with VAR Staffing have access to premier talent in the IT Channel.

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