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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Let’s begin by finding out exactly what is Cloud Computing? There was a time when people saved their work on their hard drive or on a storage device such as a USB stick or CD. Since the dawn of the ‘Cloud’ users no longer run the risk of losing data stored on such devices and tend to store their work on the ethereal cloud. This means that files and applications are stored remotely over the internet in a data-centre located elsewhere.

What’s the advantage? Work can be accessed remotely from any computer or internet device. It frees up space on your computer and data is not subject to the risk of damage or theft that accompanies storage of files to computers or storage devices.

Cloud computing doesn’t come without its risks; there are concerns with regard to the security of data saved on the cloud. Cyber security is growing to keep pace with internet fraud and cyber-crime. Businesses are in search of professionals who can lower the risks attached to cloud computing.

The cloud is growing and progressing at a steady pace, meaning those working in the industry must continue to upskill. Cloud specialists are in demand as businesses are increasingly turning to the cloud for file storage.

Cloud computing is rapidly growing in Ireland, emerging from Ireland’s formidable ICT sector which is supported by a young, English speaking, highly educated and skilled workforce. Third level education in Ireland has responded to cloud industry by providing Masters degrees in cloud computing in several universities.

These degrees were written in collaboration with industry experts including EMC, HP and IBM. Some of the leading companies in cloud computing in Ireland are Zendesk, Dropbox, Oracle Cloud, Citrix, and Salesforce.

Occupations in Cloud Computing
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Information Architect - IT

Designs and develops solutions to complex computer applications problems, system administration issues, or networks.

Network Engineer

Plans, designs, implements and troubleshoots computer networks.

Cloud Specialist

Cloud Specialists can be responsible for database maintenance, overall monitoring of standards and procedures, file design and storage, and integration of systems through database design.

Computer Scientist

Computer scientists are scientists and mathematicians who develop new ways to process, understand, store, communicate, and secure data.

Information Systems Manager

Uses a knowledge of computer systems to manage and run the IT needs of an organisation.

Network Administrator
Designs, installs, maintains and supports computer network systems that allow employees and organisations to communicate with each other, share files and resources and provide services.
Software Engineer

Develops, creates, and modifies general computer applications software or specialised utility programs.

Database Administrator

Monitor, maintain and administer computer databases, ensuring that they are secure, the data can be retrieved, the database is user friendly and the data is consistent.

Big Data Specialist

Works with the collection and analysis of massive amounts of data obtained from computer and internet users.