It has long been acknowledged that cloud computing is leading IT in innovation, scalability and mobility, but with approximately 60% of companies now participating formally in cloud services (according to an independent survey conducted on behalf of CIF), this figure is set to increase as we head into the next twelve months.
Resource On Demand Limited, the UK’s leading cloud recruitment company, has confirmed that they have seen a sharp uptake of companies now utilising their services, as a direct result of adopting some form of cloud technology.
Director and founder, Lee Durrant, had this to say “In the first quarter of 2012 alone, we have seen an 84% increase in the number of clients, compared to previous years, now wishing to utilise our specialist recruitment services, in order to grow their cloud-IT teams”.
In previous years, cloud computing was seen by many organisations as too risky, but as we see spending increases in SaaS technology and a clearer understanding of cloud security, this figure has dropped from 10% to 3%.
Durrant went on to say “In previous years, we have mainly specialised in people with salesforce.com CRM skills, but as we see the confidence in cloud computing grow, we are now being approached by more clients asking us to assist in finding people with other skills too, and not just SaaS or cloud products, but PaaS and IaaS”.
This announcement comes as it was recently reported that with the growing success of SaaS products, we are now seeing more interest in PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), which has been estimated will be worth a staggering $11 billion by the end of 2013.
It is predicted that over the next five years, we will see three quarters of all vendors building software with PaaS, as organisations find cloud alternatives can be deployed across private, public and hybrid platforms to address critical business challenges like Big Data.
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