The adoption of public cloud-based services will have little effect on levels of employment, it has been claimed.
According to research carried out by InformationWeek Analytics, the majority of IT professionals have not witnessed a change in staffing levels since implementing the services.
Of those questioned, only 12 per cent believe that cloud computing will have no impact on the hiring and employment practices at their company.
However, the majority of these companies (66 per cent) noted that no change had been seen as of yet.
"One interesting perspective from poll respondents we spoke with is that for the first time, enterprise IT groups no longer hold monopoly status when it comes to providing IT services to their companies," Lorna Garey, content director for InformationWeek Analytics, said.
"Cloud providers represent some real competition. The question is, will chief information officers and their teams rise to the challenge?"
Gartner recently predicted that spending on cloud computing will grow steeply in the next five years.
Posted by Paul Newman