With the technological revolution we are experiencing today, a very recurring subject is the loss of jobs. With the automation of processes and the emergence of new technologies, many activities that previously required a large number of people to perform them are undergoing adaptation or simply being extinguished.

And within the information technology area, which is often responsible for this impact on jobs, it is no different. In the same way that IT automates many processes, it also has the ability to reduce the need for many workers within its own area. And the transformation generated by cloud computing also has impacts on the IT sector.

But this is nothing new

I find it interesting when I see reports in the media placing “the blame for unemployment on technological advances and it reminds me of several examples in which history shows us that this transformation is a natural path and also without return . And that has been going on for a long time.

banking sector

Today we still suffer a lot when we need to go to the bank to solve a problem. Huge queues always make us waste our precious time, but it doesn't compare to what it was before the emergence of ATMs, online branches, mobile banking and the current expansion of online banking services, where even opening an account is possible without the need for a physical presence. Many jobs lost and others transformed.

call center

You must remember those huge islands of people and computers to perform customer service; in the telephone industry it was quite common. Today, electronic service has drastically reduced this scenario. And the trend is total extinction in a short time.

Supermarket cashiers, bus collectors and taxi drivers

These sectors have not yet had a greater impact because Brazil is still lagging behind other parts of the world. In several countries, self-checkout in supermarkets and public transport in general, and the sharing economy, in relation to taxi drivers, has already reduced the need for workers in these sectors for some time.

It is also worth mentioning another point that contributed to this change: the global economic crisis only accelerated this trend, which is the need to reduce costs for companies to survive. This, associated with technological advances, contributed to the transformation of the labor market.

Cloud computing also has the transformative power

We can make a parallel with the industrial revolution, which began in the 17th century, changed work relations and also had a transforming aspect. If, on the one hand, some jobs ceased to exist, other new opportunities arose, because new skills became necessary.

It's a transformation that cloud computing is also bringing about. If, on the one hand, we have the automation of various processes within the information technology area, other capabilities and specialties are emerging. Sky.One itself and its cloud migration experts exemplify this transformative power of the cloud.

As stated earlier, this type of change is a one-way street, it will include different sectors, and it will also provide many transformative opportunities. It is always good to remember that innovations such as cloud computing, in addition to reducing costs, also offer other benefits, such as improved working conditions, risk reduction, process improvement, improved customer service and much more.

Do not see this transformation as an evil but as an opportunity, be aware of market changes and anticipate, seek new qualifications and keep an eye on the needs for new professional skills. And keep in mind that this shift is an excellent time for entrepreneurship .

Keep an eye on our blog and on Sky.One . Opportunities and transformations are magic words for our professionals specialized in cloud computing.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.