Cloud Computing Adoption Grows, Employees Lack Skills

A new survey reveals an increase in IT spending, as well as a stronger focus on public and private cloud-enabling technologies.

CJ Arlotta, Associate Editor

December 27, 2013

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Cloud skills are hard to find in job candidates
Cloud skills are hard to find in job candidates.

Half of IT professionals participating in cloud initiatives within their organizations need more education on the technology, according to a new survey by IT monitoring software company ScienceLogic.  The company surveyed more than 1,000 IT professionals on cloud computing adoption and those pros said they lacked the required skillset for jobs in the upcoming year.

Employers will also face an unqualified pool of unqualified candidates in 2014, the survey found. While spending on IT will increase, employees will "make the same or less money year-over-year in 2014."

Key survey findings include the following:

  • Overall IT spending in 2014 will increase by a net margin of 35 percent compared to 2013.

  • Almost two thirds of respondents intend to increase their budgetary spend by 6 percent to 20 percent year-over-year.

  • Organizations will spend the most IT dollars on network infrastructure, but there is a growing need to spend on additional storage, big data, and mobility-related infrastructure

Additionally, many CIOs have placed cloud computing at the top of their lists, "but it’s clear that many employees do not feel confident managing the new IT environment,” ScienceLogic CTO Antonio Piraino said in a prepared statement.

"There is hope, however, in automated IT monitoring solutions, which not only help companies do more with less and proactively detect IT issues, but also aid in getting staff up to speed on cloud technologies," he said.

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CJ Arlotta

Associate Editor, Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media

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