One of the most difficult parts in moving to a managed services environment? Selling it to the staff as an opportunity to hone their skills – not a threat to their jobs, says Mike Magera.
If a vendor partnership is going to be successful, there has to be trust on both sides, says Skip Rollins, who also believes it’s critical that CIOs are willing to walk away if it’s no longer working.
From staff development to building an identity architecture to having realistic expectations, there are several key factors to consider before moving to the cloud, says Bill Russell.
There’s still a lot of hesitation when it comes to moving to the cloud, but the silver linings make it worth the effort, say CIO Deanna Wise and ClearData founder Chris Bowen.
The most important piece of advice CIO Jamie Nelson has for those planning a major implementation? Add more staff than you think might be needed, because the appetite for information will only grow.