In this guide, we explore the changes in IT job requirements caused by trends such as cloud computing and mobility. We look at emerging IT career opportunities, new IT certifications and job skills that are expected to be in demand over the next few years.
Data center job requirements shift
Cloud computing -- particularly cloud storage and mobility -- is shaping IT job requirements. Employees who are the most diverse are in demand. Not only that, IT pros will have to learn additional skills to stay relevant and employed.
The most valuable people in IT will be those who are diverse and can work with various components. Read which skills experts say will be most valuable. Continue Reading
With enterprises increasingly using cloud storage and relying on mobility, the need for individuals who understand these aspects of IT will be needed. See what skill sets are desired in some hot job markets. Continue Reading
The rise of automation and virtualization has altered the role of the data center technician. Learn which skills IT employees need and how to adapt to stay relevant. Continue Reading
IT careers and the cloud
Data center job requirements are changing, due to higher cloud computing adoption, third-platform opportunities and shrinking IT departments.
Corporate IT departments are expected to shrink over the next five years as businesses adapt to the cloud and changing economic conditions. Rather than commissioning technology themselves, they'll take on these new roles. Continue Reading
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New IT certifications
CIOs and enterprise IT pros want qualified IT personnel who know and understand what they're doing. With changing and emerging technology such as SDN and cloud, vendor certification and training programs help candidates meet IT job requirements.
Here's an in-depth look at what you need to know for the Microsoft virtualization certifications and the MCSE Private Cloud certification. Continue Reading
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Job reduction and expansion news
The change in technology caused a ripple effect in the job market and in data center job requirements. Some jobs have grown, while others have shrunk. BlackBerry, Cisco and Zynga have each seen its customer bases shrink, resulting in layoffs.
BlackBerry has seen its customer base shrink and the result has led to employee layoffs. Take a look at what BlackBerry's strategy going forward is and how it can stay relevant in a competitive mobile market. Continue Reading
Despite good revenue and sales growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, Cisco announced employee layoffs. Read why Cisco laid off employees and see what direction it plans to take for the future Continue Reading
In 2013, women filled 60% of technology jobs. Employment rates for jobs in technology are significantly higher and women are taking advantage of the opportunity. Continue Reading