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The IT Skills Gap Infographic
With the incredibly fast pace of technology and innovation, it's not surprising that there's a significant IT skills gap. However, there are several ways that a skills gap can negatively impact a business, including low productivity and decreased profitability.
The IT Skills Gap & How You Can Respond
Essentially, a skills gap is a gap between what employers need their employees to do, and what those employees can actually do. If you've ever said something like, “Our organization desperately needs to migrate more infrastructure to the Cloud, but our IT staff lacks the knowledge to do so,” you're talking about a skills gap.
Get to Know Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. However, cloud computing is an ever-evolving piece of technology that more and more businesses are adopting and implementing. It has proven itself to be a beneficial tool for many reasons, but what exactly are these reasons?
Why Some Businesses are Still Reluctant to Transition to the Cloud
There have been many proven advantages to joining the cloud but many still have questions and concerns when it comes to making the switch. Is it secure? Will the IT department be out of a job? How can the migration process even get started?
Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation (DX)
Technology is omnipresent and is changing literally every day. Think about how businesses sell products and services in 2017 versus just ten years ago. Think about how you, as a consumer, pay your bills, engage with your peers, or even track your exercise today. A lot has changed.
CompTIA has described the evolution of IT in three stages: The mainframe era, the PC/Internet era, and the cloud/mobile era. And in their IT Industry Outlook 2017 piece, CompTIA says, “Digital transformation is driving the dynamics of the IT industry. Companies are starting to grasp the disruptive nature of this new era in enterprise technology, and they are using the tools of the cloud era to redefine their organization and expand their IT capabilities.”
3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure
According to Microsoft, "Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money." Similar to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure can be an extremely attractive service for any size business.
What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?
Three common cloud services are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—collectively known as (SPIaaS)—but more and more vendors are coming up with new ways of delivering traditional services via the cloud. These creative approaches have led to the concept of "anything" as a Service" or X-as-a-Service (XaaS), where the X represents an unknown value, just like it did in your middle school algebra classes.
XaaS, the essence of cloud computing, refers to an increasing number of services that are delivered via the Internet, rather than provided locally or on-site. Plus, analysts recently forecasted the global XaaS market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.22% between 2016-2020.
Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Azure & the Cloud
Cloud has been one of the biggest trends for 2016 and continues its reign into 2017. The benefits have been stated over and over again but what are some of the new factors that will really push businesses to make the switch? Some of the most common questions that many IT people are asking are: