Cloud literacy can be defined as having the knowledge needed to leverage cloud computing in business or community projects. We believe that if we empower people at all stages in their life to embrace cloud literacy, not only as a career path but a life path, the opportunities for innovation are endless.
The world is changing, and with it, so are available career paths. In a time of economic turbulence, cloud computing has distinguished itself as an industry of tremendous growth. Gartner predicts that worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 18.4% in 2021 to total $304.9 billion, up from $257.5 billion in 2020.
Additionally, the cloud managed service market is forecast to reach $80 billion by 2024, a 17.5% five-year compound annual growth rate driven by organizations demanding agility and support for increasingly complex environments.
We believe that the cloud is the greatest business transformation tool of our time, capable of turning ambitious goals into achievable realities.
However, students are not gaining the necessary training in their higher education courses to be successful in the cloud computing industry. Recent data shows that 63% of organizations anticipate their IT skills gap to widen, and 59% expect this talent shortage to continue in the next two years.
Mission is disheartened by these statistics but determined to make a difference, with the belief that we can reduce the skills gap by exposing students to the practical applications of the cloud.
Cloud computing is an ever-evolving and lucrative industry, and skilled cloud professionals are in high demand. Perhaps more importantly, though, cloud computing continually pushes the envelope for what is possible.
By leveraging the power of the cloud, organizations have been able to expedite vaccine trials, provide education remotely during a global pandemic, and implement large-scale environmental initiatives. This is why we say cloud computing is not only a career choice, but a life choice: embracing cloud literacy opens more opportunities for enriching our community and our world.