Yes, the cloud will kill jobs—maybe even yours

One of the first questions that I get from a new client moving to the cloud is what organizational changes it will likely go through. Although clients want to adopt cloud computing as disruptive technology, they don’t want to disrupt their roles in the organization.

But you can’t really disrupt your technology without disrupting your work—and some of the people who do that work.

That disruption can take two forms: job change and job loss. People fear both, and they rightfully fear job loss. As a study by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, 85 percent of the 5.6 million jobs lost in the United States from 2000 to 2010 were attributable to technological change, largely automation.

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