The cloud changes IT culture, demands new tech skills

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    As enterprises are moving to the cloud, it’s changing a whole lot more than just where companies’ data and services are sitting.

    The emergence of the cloud is heralding a shift in the skills that IT workers need and the jobs they are doing. It’s changing the entire culture inside IT departments.

    “The cloud is part of the evolution of IT,” said Mike Chapple, senior director for IT service delivery at the University of Notre Dame. “People can’t be living in one particular technical silo anymore.”

    The trend is also altering the balance of who is pushing to migrate to the cloud. IT often is no longer shepherding the cloud migration. Business executives are dragging IT into the cloud and tech leaders are finding themselves being forced to keep up.

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