For a long time, popular imagination has attached cloud computing to technological and corporate success. features in cloud discussions mainly when talking about asynchronous learning or budget-worthy methods of sharing library databases. Now there is a better chance to make use of the learning systems to tap into the fourteen million employment opportunities that the cloud will deliver in three years’ time. Many of these opportunities will come from leading software and hardware giants. Each will seek qualified personnel, and thus the emergence of learning as a potential source.
As such, job and employment creation will demand two approaches:
Modernizing Collaborative technology
To give a rough example, Office 365 has had a profound effect in the way collaboration across the student and teacher base has occurred. This is because it helps to leverage learning the modern way. Such technologies bring resources closer to the desktop so that learners can enter into the employment sector with computing skills that matter to the contemporary world. The above system and others like IBM’s help to slash on expenditure. Firstly, educational institutions do not have to buy equipment or install software where one cloud package can render the same effect. Secondly, the technology creates a relaxed learning experience where library resources are available within a click and lecturers can concentrate more on productive lines rather than staying on a topic that students can research together.
A Treasure-trove of Jobs
Analysts have indeed indicated that the job base in cloud circles in and outside the educational sector is expanding. It is no odd thing to know that cloud has become a big surprise to many corporations who are now considering it a management risk if they do not fill up positions fast. They have been caught off guard. Instead of Information Technology specialists they now need CIOs, vending personnel, infrastructure builders and policy guides in orchestration matters. The secret to all these jobs is that they need educated minds who understand the practical rather than the hyped side of the cloud. Talking about hype, the vapor that has hung for several years around the cloud is now gone. There are even IBM programs that are offering degrees on cloud computing and related subjects. If graduates will not get an opportunity directly after or while they are still schooling, it will be a fallacy. This is because some chances require very particular skills that only a program covering the given area can help meet. Thus, one needs to keep the head off the clouds for now and look down-to-earth. There are now degree courses that make a cloud specialist out of the typical IT expert. There are also numerous employment chances that by 2015 will reach fourteen million in and out of the education sector. It goes without saying that these slots will need competent individuals with certificates to prove to the boss that they passed through the right academic channels and gained experience along the way. Through the use of existing programs for collaborations and new open source formats, cloud is poised to create more opportunities.
By John Omwamba