Guest Blog by: John K.
Technology powerhouse IBM recently released the results of a technology-trend survey conducted with 2,000 international technology industry insiders. The survey revealed those with job skills in mobile technologies and cloud computing will be the most desirable candidates in the future job market. Though we are all somewhat familiar with mobile technology through our constant cell phone use, cloud computing, also known as Internet-based computing, is foreign concept to many people.
The concept is actually quite simple: cloud computing stores information on the Internet, rather than a network or desktop system. Cloud computing works like an electricity grid; it provides information, software and other resources to computers and mobile devices as you need them. This shift is a direct result of our need for easy access from a variety of computer and mobile devices. This model allows users to access their information anywhere in the world using software on devices with Internet access. Another key benefit of Internet-based computing is the ease of customization, allowing the user to define their own experience, tailoring it to suit their needs.
The remote cloud helps users improve agility and productivity on the go, offering independence that no other structure has been able to provide businesses. Applications and software are also easier to maintain through the cloud structure, as there is no need for software installation on individual computers. One of the most desirable benefits of cloud computing is cost; it can be a more affordable option than computer network systems, especially for large companies with employees in multiple office locations.