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Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
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12/24/2012 | 5:59:02 AM
re: Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
That is great news to read about, all future job markets with positive growth is great news. This particular field of growth should not be a shock , what is more of the shock is the amount of growth. It looks like cloud computing is here to stay and from the outlook going to support a large number of jobs along with it. Any idea how many of those jobs are going to be located here in the US?

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12/26/2012 | 4:45:54 PM
re: Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
Most of the jobs aforementioned will never be seen here in the US as most employers won't even look at any person without "Cloud" knowledge. Now ask an individual what the cloud is and most will say "You know, the cloud."

US employers are looking for in almost all cases the "exact" duplicate of the person who just left, or the other person who is currently holding down the crumbling fortress at the moment. Most of the rest of us who are trained across such wide areas of expertise to do the most with the least are becoming a new breed of unemployable techies.

Again we are reminded that we all have such a wealth of computer literate and very tech savvy people in the US who can never ever get a job here because of a bias of some type. When we look at the job postings for certain disciplines, you have to be the person who wrote the language to even inquire about it. Most of the jobs mentioned in the article will require specialized training which is impossible to get without having a job in the field and without the experience you can't get the job.

Jobs like this will go overseas as they will take the time to introduce the new technology to a larger base of people who will then use it day in and day out thus gaining expertise. Just my two cents.
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1/2/2013 | 12:36:10 AM
re: Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
Interesting to read about the massive growth in jobs in this area, but especially interesting to see the areas that the jobs will focus on, such as architecture, design, etc rather than strictly tech functions. It's good to open up the jobs to qualified foreigners, but I hope that U.S-based technicians get the chance to re-train as needed and will be able to compete for these jobs on an equal footing.
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1/2/2013 | 4:34:57 PM
re: Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
Ok, with the data, but are you sure that there will be "7 millions of NEW jobs"?
I think that this is true if you consider just Cloud Computing, but if you look at the whole IT market, a great amount of jobs will disappear. This is good if we consider the gain in efficiency companies will get, but very bad if this mean to cut the IT pros of the "Data Center Generation".
This is why I agree with all those who consider to re-train the current work-force in the new environment, instead of simply fire them, and hire new young "low cost" guides...


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