IT jobs could be required at businesses over the next few years after one expert said that cloud computing is becoming more mainstream.
Peter Job, founder and chief executive at Intergence Systems, said that there is a big move towards "hybrid cloud", taking some flexible applications from the cloud and using it with more secure features.
Furthermore, he said that this means companies can make sure only some information is put in the cloud, giving them greater control over what is going on.
While this could create more IT work, Mr Job added that firms are beginning to see the cloud's benefits.
"Without a doubt we are seeing cloud becoming very much mainstream now. I think less people are worried about some of the things that are a bit tired and boring – security issues or [asking] 'is my data safe?'" he explained.
"So, as I say, if you use a hybrid version of that, it's much safer."
Last week, Strategy Analytics found that cloud service market revenues could hit $82 billion (£52 billion) by 2016.