In a recent survey regarding technology investment priorities, cloud computing hit the top. Other highlighted areas include mobile, hardware, and business-process innovation.
Sixty-one percent of responding heads of IT focused on cloud computing which was a 10% lift from 2010. Cloud computing continues to command increased attention from IT leadership as a catalyst for cutting costs, increasing efficiency and more. The pursuit of the cloud is also transforming the role of key IT personnel in their organization, shifting emphasis toward resource management, business process and business intelligence and away from the more operational aspects of technology.
Mobile continues to appear on the scope of IT leaders. Finding ways to apply the fruits of a recent explosion of mobile device innovation is the focus here. IT departments are receiving or generating their own mandates to employ tablets and smartphones in ways that push beyond simple interaction. In particular, the advent of tablets has inspired fresh thinking of how to empower human resources in the field of a variety of industries. Intense effort being poured into mobile platform development for iOS, Android, webOS and Windows Phone 7 provide a strong backbone for this emerging field.
Newcomers to the IT field and experienced personnel looking to maintain their edge (and employability!) are increasingly seeking training in key fields. Virtualization is a key aspect of cloud computing and is seeing expanded training opportunities. Acquiring mobile development skills is another area of focus with Android programming the latest to emerge as a viable platform.
Expensive training options and “$99” courses that claim to equip one with a new skill set continue to populate the market. GogoTraining, leading provider of IT and management training, continues to put forth effective and affordable training for the latest areas of pursuit. VMware training and the Android Development Training Program are but two of a wide range of training opportunities that exist in the GogoTraining IT training course catalog.
Find what will benefit you the most and pursue it today! These job markets are only beginning to open up and early adopters will – as usual – be positioned the best.