Survey Says IT Pros Need More Cloud Training

A survey released by ScienceLogic, providers of IT monitoring software, determined that the increase and acceleration of initiatives regarding cloud technology are requiring half of the of the IT professionals in the industry to seek additional education, according to a recent article published by The Web Host Industry Review website. The article states that the findings of the survey determined that the knowledge and skill levels of employees are not keeping up with the rapid adoption and investment of cloud technology by these businesses.

The survey took data from approximately “1,000 IT professionals“, according to the article, who confirmed that “50 percent of organizations will increase IT spending in 2014, with heavy investment in cloud-enabling technologies.”  The article continues to state that, unfortunately, the IT staff employed by these businesses will be required to implement and manage these investments “without the necessary skills” to support them. The article also stated that “forty percent” of those questioned expected that their salaries in 2014 will “be the same as or less than they were in 2013.

Antonio Piraino, the CTO of ScienceLogic, was quoted in the article to say, “Cloud computing is at the top of every CIO’s agenda, but it’s clear that many employees do not feel confident managing the new IT environment.” Piraino continues in the article predicting – hopefully- that the assistance of automated IT monitoring solutions may be a benefit to bringing untrained employees “up to speed on cloud technologies.”  He added, “As a result, employees are more secure in their jobs, and employers don’t have to worry about losing valuable talent due to a lack of skills.

Read about what companies are preparing to do for their employees – as cloud-based technology accelerates and their requirements increase – in the original article at The Web Host Industry Review website.

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