When moving to the cloud, many organizations concentrate their focus on the change in technology and overlook an area just as complex and impactful: cultural change. Having your people ready to embrace the change — supporting them with the right processes, equipping them with the right skills — is as important as getting the technology right.
To realize the full value of cloud technologies, many organizations are rethinking their IT organizational structure. There are a variety of potential talent implications too — from adopting agile ways of working to hiring for more cloud-centric skills to looking at redeploying current IT skills and reskilling and upskilling current teams.
For some, the journey to the cloud can be simple; for many, it will have complications. We believe that considering how to get everyone moving in the same direction will help make the radical impact offered by the cloud both more tangible and more sustainable.