Debate: Is Increased Cloud Computing and BYOD Concept Reducing The Need for Network Engineers?


Thoughts Against Reducing the Need for Network Engineers

The Network Engineering Diploma program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to independently design, plan, implement and maintain computer networks in small and medium enterprises.

In larger organizations where the computer network is more complex, Network Engineers collaboratively work as a team to manage and maintain the communication network of the organization including computer network, telephone network, internet infrastructure, servers and more.

Network engineers are the back bone of any organization in modern day digital world where computerization and digital office spaces are a reality.

Several offices work on various models depending on the organization size where they might have a small network with only two to five computers connected and communication with each-other to a large organization where hundreds of computers interact every second.

Cloud computing and virtual servers are being used increasingly based on various technical and business related decisions. Cloud computing is changing several dynamics of modern day network, and many small businesses are encouraging ‘bring your own device’ concept to increase productivity and efficiency on one hand while throwing open several challenges and security related matters on the other.

With many businesses relying on traditional methods of office processes, the need for network engineers is going to exist for many years to come. The Evolution process of modern day business operations and dynamics will certainly throw open newer challenges and the need for continued education and up-gradation is essential to keep pace with the developments. A solid strong base knowledge is essential to start with and that is where the diploma program provides a platform for establishing sound understanding of the basics.

Thoughts For Reducing the Need for Network Engineers

Cloud computing and BYOD concepts offer numerous advantages both to end users and businesses of all sizes. The obvious huge advantage is that now companies don’t need network engineers to support the infrastructure and have the knowledge to maintain and develop applications for smooth functioning of their business.

Additionally, cloud computing services can be accessed via various electronic devices. With cloud computing and Bring you own device policy, employees are allowed to bring their own devices, so organizations save themselves money and headaches of buying, configuring and maintaining the computer systems and network.

It is completely changing the way we use technology in the workplace. Security is the biggest concern of every business and to maintain it, they rely on network engineers. But, cloud computing is the most reliable solution that makes BYOD more secure since all storage and data processing occurs outside the mobile devices.

More and more businesses are inclining towards cloud computing and BYOD model as they improve the productivity of their workforce. Employees enjoy working on their own computers and smartphones, and happy employees are high-performing employees. Thus, it reduces the need to hire network engineers as they are not left with much work to contribute to a company’s growth.

Conclusion – Different people have different opinions. At the end, it is concluded that it entirely depends on your business requirements whether you need a network engineer or not. Since, cloud computing and BYOD model is not infallible, so saying that it entirely prevents the need for network engineers would be wrong.