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IT professionals including server and storage managers often think that the adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise puts their jobs in danger. To the contrary, the role of the IT professional is evolving into a more strategic position as more organizations adopt private and public cloud, with many using a combination of the two, which is often referred to as hybrid cloud. Recent reports suggest that the cloud will result in increased career advancement for IT professionals both in terms of responsibility and job opportunities. IT professionals should embrace the cloud, not fear it. Consider surfers who once rejected surf board leashes as "kook chords," dismissing them as unnecessary. However, as is the case with many innovations, the "kook chord" has gradually become a reliable standard used by virtually every surfer today. Let's be blunt: IT is a terrible ... (more)

Hybrid Cloud Takes Off: Top Ten IT Predictions for 2012

In 2011, we saw an explosion in devices, data, mass adoption of software-as-a-service, and a hype cycle for cloud-based IT services move through concept to reality. Despite uncertain economies around the world, there is a great deal of excitement and optimism leading into 2012. In 2012, we'll see more organizations embrace cloud computing, taking advantage of an OpEx approach to IT. As such, outsourcing will become more commonplace and services such as cloud storage will become more popular. Armed with the insight from direct conversations with our growing base of more than 16,00... (more)