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Whether you are a techie or a professional in a different area that is not related to IT, cloud computing is impacting your job one way or another. This technology has been praised by tech evangelists as a solution to many business problems. It has been tipped to possess the capabilities of turning fortunes of many organizations, both small and big around. Since this technology will impact work in different ways, knowing more about it and becoming savvy can advance your career and may earn you more salary and respect.

Here is what you need to know about cloud computing if you want to land our dream job.

  1. Skills of innovation and vision

This is the most critical and often overlooked area by cloud computing enthusiasts and experts. Unlike what many people believe, cloud computing is more than simply changing storage from in-house to a remote location or monthly charges that come with doing so. Instead, it starts with understanding the needs of the business and the potential of this technology on your operations. You need to understand how to embrace this technology and run simulations on new promotions to find out what suits you. Compare what the technology brings and how it compares with using on-site methods.

  1. Possess business communication, project management, and leadership skills

The primary reason for choosing cloud over on-site is to enhance operations and improve the business in general. For this reason, anyone working in a cloud company must learn and understand critical business communication skills needed to run operations in an organizational setup. Also, you should have leadership and management skills because these are crucial in pitching and selling cloud services to the customers and managing projects across the organization. Leadership skills allow you to handle projects, both simple and complex, and provide direction in high priority and special projects. With the right business skills, you will be able to recommend the best technological alternatives to clients and evaluate developments in the cloud in comparison with the changes in the business landscape.

  1. Have negotiation skills

In the modern business landscape where the customer has the final say, negotiation skills are no longer an option. This is also the case in the cloud computing world where customers must be convinced into accepting to use the services of a given vendor. As an enthusiast who would like to join the industry, you must have the right skills. As an employee, you will be responsible for negotiations, managing relationships with the customers, tracking issues, troubleshooting, and reporting various things. These skills are crucial in explaining to the customer service-level agreements, answering questions on service interruptions, and asserting the advantages of investing in your company’s solutions.

  1. Planning skills, and be analytical

Cloud computing solutions are always required to address the needs of each business. This can be achieved by developing flexible solutions that will fit into the needs of each customer regardless of the industry. As a person planning to find a job in a cloud service providing firm, you must have analytical, planning skills and architectural skills, which will enable you to understand problems that a customer needs to be addressed and come up with a viable solution. The same skills will allow understanding of the business needs and translate them into technical requirements.

  1. Be technically proficient

This is the last and the most critical skill you should possess to land a job in a cloud company of your choice. Every professional who consumes, manages, or provides cloud services must be technically savvy. You must be proficient in areas such as software engineering and specifically in the development of cloud applications. You must also be knowledgeable in network administration and management and, at the same time, possess cybersecurity skills.

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