How Much Change Have You Seen?

How much change have you seen in the way in which IT departments determine the number of people needed to best serve the , especially since the introduction of and ? I have observed that those companies that decided to make the leap all at once immediately dropped their number of hands-and-feet people and moved those positions over to create a virtualization team to manage the new infrastructure. Lateral slides of the head count for the adoption of the new technologies is par for the course in the wonderful world of IT.

Recently I had a chance to partake in a conversation with some other engineers who support their companies’ cloud infrastructures. We discussed the staffing levels they are running, and I was a little surprised to hear how the teams are staffed. I knew this was coming; I just was not quite expecting to see it established this quickly.

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NOTE: This column was originally published in Newsletter.

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