Emerald Technology

By 2019, 60% of IT workloads will run in the cloud and we are seeing enterprises of all sizes rapidly adopt cloud-based services in order to support their growing businesses.

Despite increasing demand, it is still difficult to find talented personnel who have extensive skills in this area and who have the potential to adapt and evolve their knowledge as the industry rapidly develops.

Emerald Technology work with pioneers in the Cloud Computing market, and we are responsible for helping drive the adoption of new technologies in the space – whether that is staffing out regions for new, disruptive pre-IPO companies, or sourcing world-leading talent to support some of the globe’s most well-known vendors with the transition from on-premise to SaaS solutions.

[Source: 451 Research, Forbes]

Key Statistics


  • The cloud computing market generated $22.2bn across IaaS, PaaS and Infrastructure SaaS in 2016 and continues to grow
  • This market sector is also the largest in terms of vendor count, with 212 vendors of varying sizes
  • Cloud computing spending is growing at 4.5 times the rate of IT spending since 2009 and is expected to grow at better than 6 times the rate of IT spending from 2015 through 2020.
  • Qualified datacenter and facilities personnel are difficult to source with nearly 29% of organisations today facing a skills shortage in these roles