Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Cloud Computing skill gap remains

Cloud computing, the most disruptive trend in IT, is making its path through to reach the enterprises. As per the research firm IDC, overall number of IT positions in end-user organizations worldwide will grow at a CAGR of 4.3 percent between 2011 and 2015 and reach 29.3 million in 2015. Cloud and related skills represents most of the growth opportunities in IT worldwide. This is expected to grow positively at  26 percent annually through 2015. IDC believes there could be as many as 7 million cloud-related jobs in IT worldwide by 2015. 

So how the companies are poised at the moment? The situation is challenging. As Wipro points out, the talent shortage is so high that the companies are desperately looking at academia to bring those skills to fresher. Even though various companies tried to improve the situation by launching newer programs for the freshers, it still seems that there is a wide gap between the academia and enterprises. No doubt that this is an opportunity for leading institutions to train their students accordingly and improve the employability.  

As Information Week points out, of 7 million jobs worldwide, most of the demands will come from Asia Pacific. There are as many as 1.7 million open job requests for cloud related IT jobs.

I happen to read another article quite some times back on but seems the supply demand gap exist so far and still there remains an opportunity for learners and academia.

Well, I will continue follow the trends as I meet leaders  from enterprises in eastern part of India and academia on the supply-demand  of skills for Cloud services.  I will make sure that I put my finding on my blog.

                                                         …. I Ambikeswara (Analyst – Emerging technologies)

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