how cloud computing, the Internet of Things and big data are reshaping the future IT workforce

September 16, 2015

how cloud computing, the Internet of Things and big data are reshaping the future IT workforce

Over the years, “cloud computing”, “the Internet of Things” and “big data” have proven to be more than just passing technology fads. These three emerging technologies are transforming businesses and industries, taking innovation to new heights. But to fully capitalize on the huge potential these technologies present, companies still have a long way to go. So what challenges do businesses face when it comes to widely deploying these three technologies? “One potential roadblock for every employer is the shortage of relevant skills”, says Jochen Schoenmaeckers, Global Director of the IT industry at Randstad’s Global Client Solutions.

To get a good understanding of the impact these emerging technologies could potentially have on the labor market, we reached out to three industry experts for their perspective on how these technologies are redefining the skills required for the current and future IT workforce, and if the skills gap exists, what organizations can do to bridge the gap and stay ahead of the competition.

Read their interviews below.

 
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Sheila Harvey 
Vice President, IT industry vertical, Randstad Global Client Solutions

"As the cloud technology enables businesses to outsource their basic infrastructure to cloud providers, the conventional IT role of upgrading and maintaining data centers and servers is fast dying out. To keep up with what’s happening in a cloud-centric world and stay relevant, IT professionals must branch out to develop a new set of knowledge..." read more >

 
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Arjen van der Valk 
Development Manager, IT industry vertical, Randstad Global Client Solutions

"If you thought hiring a talented software engineer was tough on HR, wait until you need to recruit an all-round IoT developer. There is a significant shortage of IoT-friendly skills in the talent marketplace and the wider adoption of the IoT in enterprises will only further exacerbate the problem..." read more >

 
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Jochen Schoenmaeckers
Global Director, IT industry vertical, Randstad Global Client Solutions

"The big data shift is driving a growing demand for data-savvy professionals who are capable of sifting through vast amounts of data and recognizing patterns and trends. A new job title – the data scientist – is on the rise. Although data analysts and data scientists are both data-focused roles, they differ..." read more >

 

 

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