The rate at which cloud is evolving creates skills gap

There are few systems that have evolved to the same extent as cloud computing. Despite being an idea since the 1990s​, the cloud as it currently stands has only really been in the public consciousness for the last few years. During that time, it has evolved from new kid in the block to a major pillar of business infrastructure.

The problem with this, however, is that the rate at which the cloud has evolved is outpacing how quickly employees are able to learn its intricacies. This is leading to a skills gap where companies are unable to take full advantage of everything that the solution offers, according to a recent article from the Cloud Times.

The cloud is changing business operations, collaboration efforts, customer services, product deliveries and many other areas of business. It has also become a major part in data backup solutions. While the benefits are apparent, the need for quality professionals to manage these systems is still playing catch-up.

"Most businesses now would agree that the advantages of the cloud infrastructure outweigh the disadvantages, but some are still unaware that it entails more readiness for the business and all the stakeholders," the article reads. "Some of the areas that need to be focused on include cost savings, efficient customer services, greater business flexibility and agility and appropriate skills manpower."

Instead of trying to add more skilled employees, businesses can find the same level of support by partnering with a cloud consulting service in Dayton, if your company is in Ohio, for example.