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Cloud computing tipped to drive spark in IT

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11 April 2011

Cloud computing tipped to drive spark in IT

Contracting specialists, Crackerjacks, predict an increase in IT contracting as interest in cloud computing rises.

Frane Karaman, Crackerjacks’ Technical Director, thinks there will be increased demand for a new breed of IT specialists this year.

He explains that with the recent earthquake in Christchurch and other international natural disasters, businesses are rethinking their IT disaster recovery strategies.

“Businesses will be moving further from the old fashioned IT departments towards specialised on-demand teams capable of providing end to end business solutions using agile methodologies that are synonymous with Cloud computing.”
“Contractors will always be a good choice for companies asking for the premium expertise and service especially on a short notice. The permanent staff will stay predominant in junior and more general IT positions.”

The recent earthquake in Christchurch exposed weaknesses in various businesses’ IT systems when they were unable to access information on computers inside their buildings after the quake hit.

This may lead to more demand in the IT sector as companies look at updating their systems to ensure data is protected if disaster strikes.

Since then, the benefits of cloud computing have been brought into the spotlight. Cloud computing allows people to store data on servers. To access files, all a company needs is the internet.

Though setting up new IT can be expensive, businesses may be more willing to invest in contracting skilled staff to keep connected and have their data stored online.


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