There are several technologies that are changing the way businesses operate. Mobile devices and big data have been making headlines, but cloud computing is changing the way that businesses operate and how IT Principals handle their departments.
The ability to access company data from any place with an internet connection is making it easier for businesses to run. The traditional office environment is shifting and physical central space is losing its importance. It is not uncommon in the modern workplace to have more employees working remotely than actually behind a desk at headquarters. This opens up new challenges for IT professionals to combat.
In the announcement for an upcoming webinar on the subject, tech blog GigaOM examined how cloud technology is changing the IT staffing practices.
"For IT managers, learning these new skills is a question of staying on the side of growth as cloud computing becomes the new standard in IT," reads the post.
The announcement goes on to say IT Principals that have built clouds or begun experimenting with the technology have reported a profoundly positive effect on the way they run their IT infrastructure and do their jobs. With more systems moving to the cloud, IT professionals find themselves with less hardware to manage and more time to focus on system demand and employee provisions. This can also free up time for departments to focus on innovating business specific strategies.
For cloud technology to be adopted successfully, IT Principals need to be partnered with the right resources or bring on the proper talent to manage the strategy. VARs and MSPs can become go-to Solution Providers and by teaming with VAR Staffing they can rise to the occasion.