If you’re looking into careers in the Computer and Information Science field, odds are you’ll encounter cloud computing. The cloud computing industry has exploded over the past few decades; in 2013, nearly 60% of businesses spent at least 10% of their budgets on cloud services (according to IBM). With this in mind, computer and information science enthusiasts should have a basic understanding of the cloud computing industry and might even consider pursuing a career in cloud computing services.
What is cloud computing?
Traditionally, computer resources have been sold as products. Businesses purchase hardware, software, networking, databases, and meters directly from computing companies, installing them in their offices and monitoring them directly and locally. This requires businesses to make heavy upfront investments in their computer systems and maintenance and to hire staff or vendors to maintain, troubleshoot/repair, and upgrade systems. [Read more...]