We’ve mentioned how 2016 is predicted to once again be “the year of the cloud.” But when you think about it, all we’ve heard about the past few years is the growth of the cloud, and how businesses and organizations are adopting it. It was just a few years ago that the idea of the cloud seemed novel, but that was quickly followed by acceptance of the cloud as a legitimate way of doing business, and then today’s belief that the cloud is necessary for businesses to operate.
Most predictions about the growth of cloud have proven correct, except one; the prediction that the cloud would eliminate the majority of the IT department. It was previously thought that the cloud would simplify the skill level needed to effectively run a company’s IT department – being able to have a person click a few buttons and run a company’s IT department like clockwork. Instead, we’ve seen IT staffs continue to thrive in the cloud era.
According to the new Cyberstates 2016 report from the Computing Technology Industry Association, almost 200,000 new technology jobs were added in 2015, bringing the total number of U.S. technology workers to over 6.7 million. The report also found a year-over-year increase of 3 percent, which is the highest growth rate the technology industry has seen in over a decade.
It’s not a coincidence that the technology industry’s growth escalated in a time where cloud adoption rates rose, as cloud computing has made managing a company’s IT easier to manage. When companies take advantage of the cloud, it frees up time for their IT staff to work on more critical activities, often related directly to the success of the company itself.
Here at the Markley Group, we strive to help our customers get the most out of the cloud, so they can succeed in doing what really matters – helping the organization succeed. If you’d like to learn more about Markley Cloud Services and what we can do for you, check us out here or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.