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Cloud vs. IT

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 dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/24/2011 at 12:47 PM


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