Cloud News On The Cloud: December 28th, 2012
The last week of 2012 brings good news to cloud specialists, companies and fans. The entertainment world has a strong presence in the Cloud with music streaming apps and small projectors to share your cloud experience with friends. And companies are moving their production and testing technologies in the Cloud which further creates millions of job openings for Cloud specialists.
Music in The Cloud
This week the New York Times has hit us with a entire plethora of articles on The Cloud and what is great about them is the fact that they point to the fact that the IT revolution has reached main stream status. A great example is the Kit Eaton’s article about The Soundtrack to Your Life, where he points out that even the CD and the mp3 are outdated. According to him the future of the music listening devices lies with the devices that allow you to stream music directly from a cloud service. The key to success for these businesses is to provide their customers with a richer experience than any other station, whether they can give us access to online radio stations based on their musical profile or to actual songs that their intuitive software can choose for us.
Projecting the Cloud
As the digital world moves to the cloud it is inevitable that every aspect of the IT world will move towards becoming entirely mobile. So now you can take your iPhone and stream your favorite song, TV show or even movie wherever you may be. However that leaves a big question mark about the ability to share your cloud experiences with your friends. The iPad partially answers that question but it is only the palm size digital projector that the New York Times has featured this week that really answers the need for a mobile device that lets you share everything with your friends at the same levels of quality that you desktop did a decade ago.
The Challenge of the Cloud
For years not Google and Microsoft have been battling to dominate the Office form of Software as a Service part of the Cloud and, since very few people were actually interested in that, it was pretty difficult to evaluate who was winning. But Facebook, Twitter and many other services like that have really thought users the one key feature of the Cloud which is the ability to share everything. And since Google has established itself as one of the key providers of sharing tools, starting with their huge Gmail inbox space to introducing a free 5 GB Drive to fighting Facebook with their G+ social network, they have really managed to create a powerful image. And now that SaaS is really starting to be accepted and used their Office tools have a better acceptance rate than Microsoft’s.
2013 Business Will Exist in the Cloud or Not at All
According to a Forbes article business need to make the transition to a Cloud existence or they will not exist at all. The benefits of using Cloud services can no longer be denied. Successful IT businesses are turning to the cloud to create their and deploy their software. Businesses are learning that they exist in a global environment and the 9 to 5 business can no longer thrive. And finally, while the global cloud may not be considered safe for large businesses yet, the private cloud is a must if they are going to survive 2013.
Cloud Specialists Will Have Great Jobs in 2013
1.7 cloud related jobs went unfilled in 2012 and the job market in this area will grow another 26% in 2013. The reason why so many jobs went unfilled was that there were so many people who did not have the necessary qualifications for these jobs. However, the good news is that some of these certifications are fairly easy to obtain and those who already have them will probably see a great increase in demand for their services, which, if leveraged wisely, will transform in higher pay checks for seasoned specialists.
By Luchi Gabriel Manescu