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The future of in-house IT Professional (SysAdmin) career in the cloud era ?

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Nowadays people hear a lot about the cloud computing and its benefits, so I wonder if the IT Core Infrastructure career will still be open or useful in the near future as more and more server is now deployed in the cloud.

Please share your thoughts and comment regarding the cloud computing era and what could be the future of IT Professional when less responsibility is offloaded into the 3rd party cloud provider.
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Ah because in my current situation, i work in a small 50 users Software House in regional Australia where some of the developers request to deploy and configure their own virtual machine while some of them strongly suggest the vm to be deployed in google app engine or amazon elastic cloud2 ?
If somehow all vm is deployed to the cloud then there's not much left for in house sysadmin doing :-|
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That's why I was wondering what the future world of IT when all else can be automated with "Puppet - OpenSource OS customization and deployment" which means less responsibility for me.

And yes you are right, for the OS tuning and troubleshooting Google can provides almost everything but not all.

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That's why I was wondering what the future world of IT when all else can be automated with "Puppet - OpenSource OS customization and deployment" which means less responsibility for me.

And yes you are right, for the OS tuning and troubleshooting Google can provides almost everything but not all.

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That's why I was wondering what the future world of IT when all else can be automated with "Puppet - OpenSource OS customization and deployment" which means less responsibility for me.

And yes you are right, for the OS tuning and troubleshooting Google can provides almost everything but not all.
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Google just announced they are offering fully maintained notebook running chromeOS with full office apps and 24x7 business grade support  for $28/month. Initially in 7 countries

This includes the hardware, well this could means goodbye for the whole  IT departments.
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yes, you could be right man.
suppose we say "remove" or delete who knows they still have the backup on their tape somewhere ?

or if they do have backdoor to the encryption system (universal key to decrypt our files).

When the internet goes down, yes it is time for offline activity back to the old days.

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thanks man !
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