Why Cloud Computing is an Opportunity for UK Business and IT Jobs
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...data centre services. They appear more comfortable with entrusting data to a third party. Senior executives and CIOs seem to already have got the message that their data is much safer in an environment that has the best levels of security and is managed 24/7 by professional staff, something that most SMEs would find prohibitively expensive to try to emulate themselves.
Taking IT from Basement to Boardroom
Cutting costs is still the big issue for UK businesses and we’re seeing increased demand for Cloud based Internet services that...
...provide access to enterprise grade solutions, at a low and predictable monthly fee, with no upfront or capital expenditure. These services are appealing because they can be delivered to any employee, anywhere and at anytime. This means that business leaders can make quick and easy decisions about deploying the right technologies to support them without having to recruit more IT people. They can instead get more out of the assets, the people and the budgets they already have today.
Resistance to change is always a feature of any business transformation but it is this resistance that presents the biggest threat to IT jobs and not the medium by which the transformation is taking place. Yes, it may mean new skills need to be acquired and it definitely means letting go of tactical activities that add little value to the business but surely this is a good thing? Moreover, if IT is to take its rightful place at senior executive level then this approach is essential to help UK businesses to:
Improve service levels
Free up company capital
Future proof IT investment
Quickly access new technologies
Keep control of IT and focus on growth