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Network World - Cloud computing demands a mix of technology skills, negotiating skills, business acumen and people skills. Here are 10 key skills that can help boost your career into the clouds.
MORE ON CLOUD CAREERS: Steer your career to the cloud
A core understanding of cloud-enabling technologies such as server and storage virtualization, moving to a flatter data center switching architecture, etc.
The ability to manage the full life cycle of a specific IT project.
Being able to architect both in-house and hosted cloud environments.
The ability to negotiate and manage multiple contracts with cloud service providers.
The ability to negotiate and follow through on service-level agreements with internal and external customers.
The ability to explain and sell cloud computing to stakeholders in the organization.
UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS
Cloud managers need to have a deep understanding of how cloud services can improve the business.
The ability to convince others to make the leap to cloud computing.
Being open to exploring the newest cloud-based technologies and services.
Cloud computing requires IT execs who are willing to take risks for the overall betterment of the company.
Read more about cloud computing in Network World's Cloud Computing section.