Cloud computing has become the backbone of digital transformation. Cloud enables organizations to scale operations, improve efficiency and drive innovation. And now that we are halfway through 2023, the technology just keeps evolving, bringing forth 5 key trends that will continue to shape the digital landscape.
Trend 2 focuses on closing the Cloud Skills Gap, which has become a significant challenge as the popularity of cloud computing rises. The increasing demand for professionals with cloud management skills and the complexity of the cloud ecosystem contribute to the widening skills gap. Rapid innovation in the cloud sector adds to the difficulty of staying updated. To bridge the gap and fully harness the technology’s potential, organizations must invest in training, ongoing learning, and certification courses for their IT teams. Prioritizing organic skills growth is crucial, as the skills gap is expected to become more apparent over time.
Trend 2: Closing the Cloud Skills Gap
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The popularity of cloud computing is booming, but can companies keep up with these developments? Unfortunately, the skills gap is widening by the day.
As more companies adopt more cloud technologies, the need for professionals with the skills to manage them increases. Especially since most organizations prefer to be as self-reliant as possible during migration and modernization efforts (2). So where are we failing? Why are these skills so hard to come by?
On the one hand, the cloud ecosystem encompasses a wide range of technologies and services. It is complex, and its integration with existing systems requires you to not only be a cloud expert, but also be proficient in networking, storage, and security.
On the other hand, the pace of innovation in the cloud sector is super high. Providers introducing new services and features every week make it nearly impossible to keep up. The fear of being left behind is real. But how do you stay on top?
Bridging the gap in cloud skills is challenging, to say the least, but it is crucial for organizations to fully realize the technology’s potential. By investing (time!) in training, ongoing learning opportunities, and certification courses, companies can transform their IT teams and ensure they have the knowledge and expertise to effectively navigate the ever-changing cloud landscape.
According to Gartner, the cloud skills gap is a crisis we can only overcome by prioritizing organic skills growth (4,5). We, too, believe that the skills gap will only become more apparent over time, making training and upskilling imperative.
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Discover all other insights and trends shaping the cloud landscape in 2023 and beyond.
- Cloud Trends Shaping 2023 Trend 1. Cloud Cost Optimization
- Cloud Trends Shaping 2023 Trend 2. Closing the Cloud Skills Gap
- Cloud Trends Shaping 2023 Trend 3. Containerization
- Cloud Trends Shaping 2023 Trend 4. Edge Computing
- Cloud Trends Shaping 2023 Trend 5. App Modernization
- Microsoft. (2022). Cloud Migration and Modernization: Trends for 2023. Global Research Report. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/cloud-migration-and-modernization-trends-for-2023/
- McKinsey Digital. (2023). The FinOps way: How to avoid the pitfalls to realizing cloud’s value. https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/the-finops-way-how-to-avoid-the-pitfalls-to-realizing-clouds-value