A few months ago I asked readers to talk about their cloud plans and how cloud adoption will change the nature of IT work. I talked to over a dozen of you, and the results were mixed. Many old schoolers -- and old school isn't always bad -- believe the cloud will kill off a good many IT jobs, particularly admins who run our servers.
Cloud believers believe new jobs will be created. And as applications move to the cloud and admin jobs retreat, IT can and should become more strategic and less tactical. About a third of the IT pros I interviewed are waiting on the sidelines until pricing, security and uptime are all proven solid.
Where are you with your cloud plans? Spill the beans at [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/15/2011 at 1:18 PM
IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.
Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.
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Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.
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