As Indian corporates and governments embrace cloud in a bigger way, technology firms operating in India are looking to build armies of cloud sales professionals to tap into the demand.From large firms like IBM and Oracle to more specialized players like Red Hat, companies are looking for cloud specialists in the country, currently a very small group of people, creating an arms race for talent.
Rising demand cannot be filled through just poaching from other companies and will have to be tackled through training, according to industry experts. “We believe that the rising demand for cloud sales professionals should be fulfilled by reskilling the current workforce. Companies need to invest in training employees about a range of technologies as new projects demand a combination of all the technologies that cut across all the layers of a company,” Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research, said.
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