Cloud computing is widely recognized as one of the most important IT skills for any organization or business and an essential tool to ensure survival and growth in the highly and increasingly competitive international markets. Everyone from the private user in the general public to professionals and companies operating in the banking or business sectors and in the IT/computer industry overall are learning to benefit from the many advantages of Cloud technology, which enables you to store any kind of data/information on online servers that are hosted by the many popular services available on the web; Apples’ ‘Icloud,’ and Dropbox, Safesync, Opendrive, Amazon’s AWS, SoundCloud, Google Drive being some of the major players. The Cloud reduces internal and external bureaucracy, speeds up the process of communication and interchange of ideas among all company levels to promote faster decision-making and policy-implementation within the organizational structure, and thus saves the company time and effort, reducing the cost margin in the process and accelerating production and service delivery to customers, clients and external partners. It is extremely valuable in order to ensure customer satisfaction also by promoting faster response to customer queries and heightens the capability to predict changes in customer preference. Ultimately it improves collaboration across all departments and gives any company a more competitive edge, so it is an invaluable asset for small businesses that need to increase their market presence and promote higher levels of visibility while also attracting a wider customer audience from all consumer demographics.
All these factors explain why there is a high demand by companies for employment in multiple areas to fulfil the various sets of skills required to develop and implement Cloud technology—and this does include just Cloud computing experts, but also related professionals such as IT/software engineers, , data-entry employees, analysts, lawyers (to deal with the legal requirements and international laws varying from country to country or depending on your geographical zone), and financial and business consultants who can help you determine what Cloud service can best fulfil your objectives depending on your budget and based on an analysis of your cost/profit margin. Dealing with the cost of fees required for memory upgrades (how much data your company needs to store on a cloud server hosted by a provider) based on the individual needs of a business is a major factor of consideration, and necessitates constant metrics monitoring by experts in the field.
The Google Cloud Platform provides an excellent base to implement the Cloud in all its aspects, in case you are not familiar with this platform, organisations like the CloudAcademy offers training and certifications to become a certified Google Cloud expert no matter what technological skills you have, you can have basic a knowledge of the system or be an experienced user. Google Cloud Platform offers public access to the same infrastructure that supports Google’s YouTube and Google Search, and is operated through its main Infrastructure as a Service solution, Google Computer Engine, which, along with the various web applications that include Google App Engine, enables users to launch virtual machines (VMs) for their business needs. It offers 4 main courses for beginners and intermediate professionals which can greatly enhance and upgrade their skills to enter this growing field of employment.