Taking a Career Sabbatical

Learn why I decided to take a career sabbatical

Posted: October 1, 2016
Tags: Azure  Skills  Life 
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After working with a great client in designing and deploying global scale accounting solutions using Microsoft’s 2013 generation technologies, I decided to take a career sabbatical to focus on next generation technologies.

Recent studies performed by IBM, KPMG, and PwC of CEOs report that technology is a critical differentiator, regardless of what industry or segment they work in, and cited that

mobile, social, and cloud are technologies having the greatest impact on enterprises. Tweet this

IDC recently reported that investment in digital transformation initiatives will reach $2.2 trillion by 2019 – that’s almost 60% more than this year.

I’ve followed these topics for year, however I’ve only ever used cloud for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The success of cloud is not to use it simply for IaaS or as I say “outsourced IT operations”, but as an elastic platform to rapidly deliver innovation. It is cloud-based application platforms, often referred to as Platform as a Service (PaaS), that accelerate developer and IT productivity and agility.

Fast forward to 2016 and leading organizations are starting to recognize the power of PaaS — in the recent Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide, IDC estimated that

PaaS will grow at a faster rate than Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 30.6%.

PaaS is important because it’s the focus at many companies for rapid application development and mobile app development, using the DevOps approach. PaaS is also the foundation for delivering software as a service (SaaS).

The focus was clear for me Mastering Azure.

Posted: October 1, 2016
Tags: Azure  Skills  Life 
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