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ROD warns of Cloud plateau

In a press release sent out today, our Managing Director Lee Durrant warned of the need for increased numbers undergoing training with organisations like salesforce.com.

He warned that if more people don’t get certified, then we risk a ‘plateau’ in this vibrant and blossoming sector.

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Press release:

Cloud Computing Plateau on the Horizon

(London, UK) Leading cloud recruitment firm, Resource on Demand, is warning of a plateau in the adoption of cloud computing, as the supply of trained Consultants and Developers drops by a staggering 139%.

Recent studies carried out by Resource on Demand show that although there is an increase in the number of companies adopting cloud technology, the UK is now suffering from a shortage of certified and experienced candidates.

This huge drop is mismatched by an increase in vacancies from Cloud partners and Independent Software Vendors, which has risen by 39% over the last twelve months, despite the economic downturn.

Resource on Demand MD, Lee Durrant, said:

“There is a concern that the cloud computing market could plateau, despite the Cloud entering the mainstream, and we are now experiencing a shortage of trained workers who are able to implement this technology.

This shortage has the potential to halt the momentum that Cloud Computing has amassed, which could be critical to the growth of this sector.”

Durrant believes that more needs to be done to bring people into the Cloud eco-system, with the key being affordable training and certification. One possible solution he suggests is training graduates in services such as salesforce.com, so that they are able to put their skills to use in a market where demand for them is high.

He adds:

“It is predicted that Cloud spending will approach US$100 Billion By 2014 in SME’s alone. So there are huge opportunities for those willing to be trained and certified in Cloud Computing.

I would urge gradates, untrained developers and I.T. consultants to get certified and enter into the Cloud.”

ROD launched in Feb 2009, and is now recognised as a leading light in the Cloud eco-system. They were one of the first UK recruitment companies to focus purely on Salesforce.com and Cloud recruitment.

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