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Cloud computing changes IT – and the world – as we know it. But should you be concerned or celebrating?
elcome to the latest IT Pro
special report. We’ve
covered cloud computing
extensively in two of our
previous special reports, but in this one we take
a slightly different direction and explore its
direct and indirect impact on the world of work
and the job you do.
We look at what the naysayers have
previously exclaimed about cloud computing
to see whether they were actually wrong (they
were!) as well as considering why there are still
working in IT,
way of doing
not everyone is
moving in the
Prologue Maggie Holland
Editor, IT Pro
Why the cloud changes
nothing yet everything
A quarterly, IT strategy special report
from the experts at IT Pro
changes IT – and
the world – as we
know it. But should
you be concerned
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so many cloud sceptics around.
Stephen Pritchard ponders whether the
mainframe will always be with us or whether
the success of cloud computing is a death knoll
for Big Iron.
We speak to industry experts about how
cloud shakes things up when it comes to work
and try and come up with the perfect cloud CV.
Rene Millman also takes a look at how cloud will
shape the business world of the future and
considers how the digital natives of today will
lead the organisations of tomorrow.
The cloud changes everything and there are
countless companies extolling its virtues and
waxing lyrical about the business benefits. Yet,
as we know, some people fear the unknown.
For those working in IT, cloud computing
represents a fundamental shift and a different
way of doing things. And not everyone is
moving in the same direction.