Welcome in the third episode of CloudBusters series. I hope that you enjoyed previous one and were waiting for this one 🙂 Last time I was trying to explain the acronyms used in cloud computing or at least the mostly used one. Today I decided to focus on the cloud impact on the traditional roles/positions in IT world. So let’s start with the fairy tale…Before reading further please click below sound 🙂
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
The steam machine was working on a full speed. The lonely man was standing in front of the tangle of cables, pipes and metal.
“The last chance – he said to himself – and I go home. Time to drink some tea.”
He pull the lever and the machine started to make some strange noises. The man pushed some buttons on the control panel and after some time the result was printed on the punch card.
“It works!!! – man shouted loudly. It works!!! 2+2=4! Finally, it works!!!”
You may thing that the man was crazy but as I wrote it was long time ago – in 1837 and the man was Charles Babbage, a British professor mathematics. The man who invented the first computer. It was basically an mechanical type of calculator that also had a memory.
Since that time quite a lot has changed and I can bet that the inventor of the computer had no idea what he began. Over 170 years later computers are everywhere in our everyday life. The same as IT people who manage, help and develop new IT products. During that time and especially during the last 30 years the IT jobs changed tremendously. Let’s look back one more time to the past. In 70’s and 80’s when IT departments started to be formed the IT person was responsible for everything related to the computers in the companies. No one exactly had idea what she or he is doing. If there was a problem with computer she/he was there to solve it. It has changed in the early 90’s when programming languages became more and more popular and the new operating systems allowed to create applications for the end users. Suddenly the IT person needed to take care of both: hardware and development of the applications for end users. And as it is said you cannot do two things good simultaneously. That’s how two different groups of IT people formed: IT Pro and Dev. Continue reading