For the 7th year in a row, the EMC Proven Professional Program will sponsor the Managing Information Storage - Trends, Challenges, and Options survey. IT managers and storage professionals worldwide have come to rely on this survey as a valuable planning tool. This year’s survey continues to examine the impact of cloud computing trends on IT skills requirements.
The survey is anonymous and takes only 15 to 20 minutes to complete. All answers are held in confidence and used by EMC solely for research and planning purposes.
The survey is open to all IT managers or individual contributors not employed by EMC. Your company does not need to be an EMC customer for you to participate.
As a thank you for sharing your insights, you will receive a summary analysis of the results. In addition, the first 1000 respondents to complete the survey will receive a 2013 wall calendar (please allow 4 – 6 weeks for delivery).
Previous Survey Findings
Transformation was the prominent theme in last year’s findings. It was concluded that organizations must carefully analyze both the future skills requirements and current skill levels of their teams in the areas of storage technology (and other IT domains), virtualization, and cloud computing.
IT Managers must construct and implement comprehensive, strategic plans to meet the challenges presented by this need for IT skills transformation. While storage managers/professionals need to maintain and enhance their expertise in storage technology segments, they must also consider developing cross-domain skills combined with virtualization and cloud computing.
Organizations are advised to evaluate the need for in-house expertise in designing a virtualized, IT-as-a-Service environment. A team of highly competent cloud and domain architects will ensure successful transformation to the cloud environment.