The top 8 cloud skills employers now demand

Job security is tough in today's market, but perhaps the best way to stay in demand is to master the tech skills most directly related to the cloud
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Cloud computing adoption continues as companies look for ways to reduce costs, boost productivity, and tap the power of complex datasets to gain market insight. As a result, IT professionals who evolve can take advantage of the cloud growth.

According to Gartner's Forecast Overview, companies spent $110.3 billion in 2012 on cloud services, and the number is expected to grow through 2016.

End-user spending on public cloud services is expected to grow 18.6 percent in 2012 to $110.3 billion and is expected to record a compound annual growth rate of 17.7% from 2011 through 2016.

CIO.com spoke with Howard B. Medow, vice president of strategic sales and delivery with Modis, a provider of IT staffing services, to find out what cloud skills are in demand.

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