5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change the IT Manager's Job
Every day, it seems, businesses are adopting new cloud applications to save their companies money and relocate their data from their networks to the cloud. IT managers have had to adjust quickly, while maintaining the same level of security and system compatibility.
Marty Kaufman, president of Accent Computer Solutions, a IT outsourcing company, tells IT TechNewsDaily readers five ways in which cloud computing will change the IT manager's job.
Today's IT managers oversee technicians and support staff. - In the future, the support staff will most likely be outsourced to a company that can provide help desk services efficiently using technology tools and economies of scale.
Today's IT managers may build and manage physical premise-based servers. -In the future, the servers will be remote (in the cloud). The IT manager will likely not be building or maintaining servers (or the physical number of premise machines will dwindle to one or two).
Project management. –IT-related implementations of software and new technology will be outsourced. The internal IT manager will be responsible for project management. There will most likely be few, if any, internal IT resources.
Bandwidth management. -The entire company will require reliable connections to the Internet. Even a slight delay in performance or downtime will bring the company to a stop. The IT manager will be required to work with the ISP and get issues resolved and make sure the performance the company is paying for is being delivered. This process could be outsourced as well.
Business consultant. – Today's IT manager is very busy with premise-based equipment and projects. The future will require managers to be more like business consultants.