Do you think cloud computing will put you out of a job? So do many in IT who have yet to embrace cloud computing, but see it creeping up on them.
Recent reports predict the changes that cloud computing will bring. According to Gartner:
“Public cloud adoption is accelerating and public cloud services do, and will, cannibalize IT services spending in the coming years, most notably in the data center,” said Bryan Britz, research director at Gartner.
So, what are the numbers? Gartner’s survey found that 19 percent of organizations use cloud computing for most production computing, and 20 percent of organizations use storage as a service for all, or most, storage requirements. Gartner surveyed 556 organizations, from June 2012 through July 2012, across nine countries.
The survey reveals that adoptions vary by cloud computing type. IaaS is moving from pilot programs to operationally-oriented production environments. PaaS adoption is following similar patterns, but somewhat behind IaaS. SaaS continues to grow, and reduces the needs for IT to search and implement larger enterprise applications, such as SAP.
If the point of this report is to state that IT will change and change fast, they are just stating the obvious. Those in IT who continue to push back on cloud computing will indeed find that the business works around them, ultimately eliminating their job. In contrast, those who look to wisely leverage this technology, learning all they can in the process, will find they fit nicely within the future state of IT.