According to the survey, the following skills and roles have been added to IT departments:
- Skills to build private clouds 69%
- Departmental liaisons 64%
- Integration specialists 63%
- Cloud architect 61%
- Compliance Specialist 44%
Growing Cloud requirements are forcing companies to add new skill sets to their IT groups, and suppliers of these services are looking to increase their credentials in the Cloud space. This can be a difficult task to accomplish, however, as the Cloud landscape has fragmented above and beyond the ever present problem of Cloud washing. Companies from Oracle to Microsoft have taken legacy hardware and technologies and 'slapped a Cloud sticker on the box' to push product onto unsuspecting customers. Pioneers in the Cloud space such as Amazon Web Services, however, are marching forward and providing increasing information to businesses and individuals so that they can leverage the power and scale of the Cloud with relative ease. Amazon AWS has also recently created a program for certification in Solution Architecture on AWS, as well as two other tracks. Anyone looking to learn more and increase their value to the IT organization should look into the new certification programs from the likes of AWS, CompTIA and others.