This is the considered opinion of the CEO of one business, which specialises in information technology services who recently told usatoday.com that the IT industry is changing at such a fast pace nowadays that it is all too easy to slacken and fall behind competitors. This invariably means that talented staff will look elsewhere if they feel another company can offer something better.
These remarks come on the back of recent research that found that worldwide 80,000 jobs were added to 11 businesses where cloud was a significant part of the business model.
The same research also found that in the next five years this figure could rise substantially to around 472,000, where businesses embrace cloud computing systems.
So why has there been a sudden upsurge in web-based structures?
Seemingly it is thought that social networking sites are probably the major driver. Twitter and Facebook would not be possible without cloud. Furthermore, with a rapid increase in mobile applications allowing access to the internet and social networking sites, this is only going to effect growth. An estimated 98 billion application downloads are thought to take place by 2015.
Furthermore, online resources are also growing in variety and scale. One such resource is a virtual academy offering no fewer than 3,000 courses to help improve knowledge and skills of employees.
Offering employees the chance to do these courses helps to retain them.