As such, it left me wondering whether there are ever specific jobs advertised for this sort of thing.
Well, there are it seems.
So, what skills are required? I suppose a strong knowledge of Lotus Notes itself would be invaluable. After all, Google uses a completely different system. It is cloud-based to start with. Lotus Notes is a traditional program that needs to be installed on a computer.
Knowledge of Google Apps is probably essential, particularly things such as Gmail, GDocs and the Calendar.
There are programs available nowadays that will transfer information stored on Lotus Notes to Google Apps, but I should imagine that unless you know what you are doing, then making use of an expert consultant would benefit any business.
So, while cloud is certainly getting rid of what were traditional IT jobs, there maybe other opportunities coming on stream.
Lotus Notes, however, while diminishing, is not disappearing that quickly. In fact, there are a number of programs available that are aimed at helping businesses who, for whatever reason, do not wish to migrate to Google. For example, IBM has manufactured an application – Lotus Notes Traveller – that enables users of mobile devices to still use the software while on the go.
So, if you are not yet ready to join the rest of us on the cloud, then this could be just the ticket.