Take note that software developers were not mentioned as increasing in demand. The bad news is that ready-to-use cloud-based applications will reduce the number of programmers needed within IT. The good news is that someone is needed to build all of these ready-to-use cloud-based applications and this is where the programmers come in. As a result, there will be a shift in demand for programming professionals from IT organizations to cloud-based software vendors. Also take note that along with demand for programmers within the software vendors will also require the need of additional business analysts, infrastructure specialists, project managers, testers, and other related technical professionals.
The antidotal proof that companies and the industry in general are moving in this direction is that virtually all of the capital investment within the computer technology profession is going toward mobile and SaaS related applications and not toward the creation of software to be traditionally purchased and installed within client data centers.
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