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Private cloud is main stream and OpenStack is the chosen standard with 80% of senior IT professionals having moved or planning to move to OpenStack in the future.

With DevOps technologies changing so quickly, it can be tricky for employers to find the perfect candidate. We offer advice on the best tactics to get the right DevOps candidate.

IT departments are slightly behind sales when it comes to the pecking order of importance in businesses, and comfortably beating finance and admin

Monday, 11 January 2016 09:47

IT skills continue to be in demand

Those looking for a new job in IT in 2016 are in luck, as the monthly survey from KPMG and REC shows IT recruitment was still in the skill in first place on the permanent staff ‘league table.’

Businesses are looking to grow in 2016 but the continuing digital skills shortage and higher wages are identified as threats to that growth.

Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:39

Essential skills for cloud computing people

Campbell Williams of Six Degrees Group outlines the four essential cloud skills you need to effectively deliver cloud into the business

Friday, 06 November 2015 10:26

Demand for IT staff is growing fast

IT ranked second out of nine in demand for permanent staff league table

New research reveals that more than three-quarters of CIOs felt vulnerable and at personal risk when making strategic IT decisions. 

Why apprenticeships should not be allowed to become spin and why the Government and the tech industry needs to act now.

The vast majority of CIOs believe that IT has actually made their role more complicated, despite IT’s reputation as an enabler and efficiency tool

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:38

Recruitment in tech getting difficult

Three quarters of UK software and technology recruiters expect competition in hiring to remain or become more competitive.

Employees are frustrated by businesses lack of commitment to IT infrastructure and a failure to train and develop skills in-house

IT Skills are in short supply across Europe but trusted partnerships with third-parties are the key to insulating businesses from skills shortages by 2020

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:15

Digital Realty Appoints New CTO

New executives at data centre experts Digital Realty bring additional cloud experience and Pacific Rim expertise to the businesses global portfolio

Monday, 10 August 2015 01:41

Top 5 Cloud Certifications of 2015

With close to half a million cloud jobs on offer there’s never been a better time to consider a career in cloud, but have you got the right certifications to get the job? Firebrands’ Ed Jones looks at the options.

Docker and DevOps skill are on the up, with the number of DevOps job vacancies rising by 57% over the last year

How you get the right Salesforce skills to land a job developing for the CRM SaaS platform. 

New IDC survey shows how companies may be falling short in their cloud transformation journey through a shortage in IT and business cloud skills

The Essentials of Linux System Administration is now available on the edX learning platform and provides the training necessary to access lucrative Linux IT jobs

As demand for hybrid cloud storage surges across Europe and the middle east, cloudian adds storage industry veterans Jacco Van Achterberg and Neil Stobart to build sales presence

More businesses are looking to adopt OpenStack for its reduced time to deployment, reduced IT operational costs and a more responsive infrastructure

Monday, 18 May 2015 09:55

Get HR compliance with Appogee

Appogee launches Appogee HR, a new cloud-based online HR management system aimed at helping businesses ensure compliance

Hiring in the technology sector is on the rise however, the general election is causing businesses to hesitate as they wait for the results, say the latest KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK survey.

We're all using the cloud more and more, but there's still a significant problem when it comes to adopting the cloud further and that's the skills shortage and our new Government whoever they might be needs to act fast

The rise of platforms such as OpenStack is driving a market for professionals with certified Linux expertise

The IT Job Board survey points to a surge in salary increases for the UK tech sector

Outsourcing DevOps services is filling the skills gaps for more than half the businesses looking to hire DevOps consultants, developers, engineers and system admins

A new survey reveals the move to cloud and the need for growth in 2015 is creating a skills headache with CIOs already reporting that they are unable to find and recruit skilled IT professionals. 

The current shortfall in cloud skills is a real problem, however previous investments in IT management structures and best practices such as ITIL can be capitalised on and provide a solid foundation for managing cloud based services and hybrid IT environments.

The average starting salary for new IT hires in the US is expected to climb 5.7% in 2015, with many IT staff expecting to see rises of over 10%, and those in cloud, big data and Internet of Things are some of the ones seeing the highest growth.

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