Good news for IT professionals and for those who watch employment/unemployment statistics: Oracle is intent on hiring more than 5,000 new engineers, consultants, sales and support people for its growing cloud services and infrastructure business.
This injection of talent will help Oracle sustain momentum in what it describes as “the world's fastest growing multi-billion dollar cloud business,” a company spokesman said.
“Central to Oracle’s success is our empowered, inspired and engaged workforce,” said Joyce Westerdahl, Oracle Executive Vice President, Human Resources. “We’re hiring experienced sales and engineering professionals eager to contribute to Oracle’s cloud growth and champion our products.
“We are also recruiting high-performing recent college graduates and offering them a world-class training program to prepare them for a career in the technology industry.”
This year, Oracle has already hired more than 2,650 cloud sales professionals and 1,500 cloud developers in the United States.
Cloud developers create software for cloud infrastructure, middleware and business applications.
For more than four years, Oracle has been in a major transition from its longtime hardware-based business of servers, database machines, storage and networking equipment to cloud-based software. In the last three to four years, the hardware business income has slowly declined, while the cloud numbers have slowly risen.
“We think this transition to the cloud fully will take a decade,” Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told the press recently.
Hurd qualified that forecast to estimate that 80 percent of corporate data centers will transition to cloud computing in the next 10 years and that the testing of applications under development would go completely to the cloud. That latter point is far from trivial.
“About 30 percent of all IT is dev test. So if IT is a $1 trillion dollar market that means over $300 million is in dev test," which involves the development and testing of new applications, Hurd said. “We think there’s a high likelihood all of that moves to the cloud.”
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