Joe McKendrick recently contributed an article to Forbes titled, “5 Ways Cloud Computing is Disrupting Everyone’s Job.” In the article he sites that recent research focuses solely on the impact of cloud computing on tech jobs such as developers, but in reality he sees cloud potentially disrupting almost every job out there. Here are a few examples Mr. McKendrick sites:
• Information technology is becoming a shared responsibility for everyone, not confined to a single, specialized department. It is becoming not uncommon for line-of-business executives to have larger IT budgets than IT department executives as IT is increasingly seen as advisors to the business both strategic and tactical.
• More and more rapid innovation is being made possible on the job and “failure” is becoming an option. Cloud computing provides resources for tests and simulations quickly. New ideas can be launched and tested with minimal infrastructure investment.
• End-users are designing their own applications.
• It’s a “DIY” economy in which “outsourcing” is becoming irrelevant. Organizations rely on an ever-shifting blend of services and capabilities, delivered in-house and from outside providers.
• Everyone will be part of a technology company, regardless of what core business they are in. Mr. McKendrick makes a point that technology is a strategic advantage for many organizations across the board, so many can expect to see cloud computing as a key element of their job description even outside the IT department.
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