This month, Peter Chadha wonders whether a storybook approach is best when it comes to managing a change to cloud.
Regular CloudPro readers will, by now, have received the message loud and clear that a transition from 'traditional' to cloud IT not only requires a change of infrastructure, but also a change in mindset.
In my opinion, managing the wider cultural change of an organisation - regardless of size - in embracing a cloud environment is crucial. It's at least as important - and probably more important - than implementing the technological changes. Cloud IT requires a different way of working and, to gain the greatest benefits, needs the organisation to support a more open and collaborative culture.
From a technological perspective, moving to a cloud-based infrastructure is relatively easy, and becoming easier all the time, providing legacy systems do not create too many barriers. However, culture change is often much harder to achieve and requires an understanding of the types of individuals working within the organisation that can either help, or hinder, the process.
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