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When technologies turn obsolete and paradigms shift, what happens to the jobs that support them? Do they disappear into...the cloud? The world of IT is in perpetual motion, which means every job is potentially endangered. But even so, cloud computing has gotten many people spooked, and with good reason. This is a big change. Many in IT talk about being in business more than technology, but cloud computing makes that shift more real than ever. With the cloud hovering overhead, many specific aspects of IT must evolve or they will become extinct. Here's the bottom line: with the shift to cloud computing, the IT department must hone a new set of skills - such as managing a broader set of service provider partners - in order to deliver hybrid cloud services to the business. In this new IT reality, business services become equally - if not more important - than technical... (more)

The Cloud Means Choice

The cloud computing market hasn't been standing still. In fact, I think most would agree that changes in IT as a result of cloud have accelerated. Our view at CA Technologies is that the IT function is shifting seems to be supported by some proof points (especially if you read some of the survey data I've seen in the past year). Today's announcements are a set of next steps, and they reflect some pragmatic reactions to what we've seen. We're enhancing the offerings we already have. We've built some new ones. And all of these are driven by what customers are saying and doing. Mo... (more)