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Top cloud skills employers demand now

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Cloud computing adoption continues as companies look for ways to reduce costs, boost productivity, and tap the power of complex datasets to gain market insight. As a result, IT professionals who evolve can take advantage of the cloud growth.

According to Gartner's Forecast Overview, companies spent $110.3 billion in 2012 on cloud services, and the number is expected to grow through 2016.

    End-user spending on public cloud services is expected to grow 18.6 percent in 2012 to $110.3 billion and is expected to record a compound annual growth rate of 17.7% from 2011 through 2016.

We spoke with Howard B. Medow, vice president of strategic sales and delivery with Modis, a provider of IT staffing services, to find out what cloud skills are...



Hadoop, even with its strange start, has become a big player in the enterprise and is virtually synonymous with big data. Inspired by Google's MapReduce framework, Hadoop was created to deal with the enormous amounts of data the Google team was creating. In a recent survey, Dice asked more than 1,000 technology-focused hiring managers and recruiters about their biggest expected demand for data analytics professionals for the upcoming year and Hadoop skills topped the list at 25 percent. Companies are using this open source Java framework to handle and sift through thousands of data points from disparate sources and systems.

  • Hadoop
  • SOAP (Service Oriented API Protocol)
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • .Net/java
  • Storage engineering



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