Whether you want your cloud solution from a search provider, a bookstore or a software house there is no denying that the next wave in the IT revolution is the cloud. Does that mean that IT professionals will go the way of the thatcher, millwright and blacksmith to be consigned to OU courses on social history. Is it some developer/management led conspiracy to remove what is seen as an obstacle to change in some organisations, or simply a way of cutting costs?
My assertion is this is not the case for several reasons.
So am I thinking about retraining to learn to be an electrician, or ramping up my guitar skills? No I am staying with SQL Server (including SQL Azure in the cloud), as I believe the demand for dba skills will continue long after I am in the ground.