As more businesses move to the cloud, their need for workers possessing cloud-related skills will grow. According to a Microsoft-commissioned IDC report on 600 businesses, 7 million jobs worldwide, the major portion of all IT job growth, will be cloud-related through 2015.
Businesses, however, are scrambling to find cloud-savvy workers. "Nearly every IT organization is seeking some type of cloud-enabling capability -- virtualization, performance monitoring, service management, provisioning, performance optimization or automation -- yet IT hiring managers report that the biggest reason they fail to fill open requisitions for cloud-related IT jobs is the candidates' lack of sufficient experience, training or certification," the IDC report said. "Simply put, the workforce isn't ready."
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