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November 24, 2020 - by Synoptek
In today’s cloud-dominated business environment, many organizations are struggling to find skilled professionals with the required cloud expertise to enable enterprise-wide digital transformation. According to an article by Forbes, the demand for advanced cloud (and security) skills are at an all-time high; but the significant lack of skilled professionals to support the cloud transition, especially in non-tech related industries such as manufacturing, transportation, travel, and education, is proving to be very costly for companies. Today, around 86% of IT decision makers believe shortage of the right talent will slow down their cloud projects in 2020 and beyond.
Cloud’s ability to increase business agility, flexibility, and scalability has led to skyrocketing adoption rates, with Gartner expecting the cloud market to be worth $364.06 billion by 2022. With the promise of a robust, scalable, and cost-efficient solution, why would any company decision-maker hesitate to embrace the cloud?
Despite the many benefits cloud offers, the problem arises when organizations jump into cloud without proper planning or without the skills required to effectively manage their cloud environment. The cloud skills gap has become apparent in three key ways.
Given the rate and pace at which cloud evolves and advances, most company leaders and IT staff members are struggling to get ahead — and, in many cases, simply keep up. The implications of a skills gap tend to be extremely far-reaching. Most organizations end up with one (or more) of the following challenges:
Filing the cloud skills gap requires organizations to recruit and retain resources across a wide range of cloud capabilities. Listed below are top cloud skills needed to remedy this problem:
High levels of cost and competition for specialized cloud skills combined with the need for new emerging skills have created an expensive and potentially detrimental skills gap. For those who cannot find and retain qualified personnel, partnering with a cloud management service provider is a promising solution to overcoming the cloud skills gap. A cloud provider with a deeper bench of talent and resources at a more affordable price can seamlessly manage complex cloud environments and ensure in-house IT teams spend less time “keeping the lights on” and more time managing critical IT functions.
Partnering with an award-winning managed cloud services provider is a great way to equip your organization to overcome gaps hindering your cloud efforts. Contact experts at Synoptek to help you through strategic cloud planning, implementation, and on-going support.
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