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Internal Resistance to Cloud Adoption Might Be Your Biggest Barrier [Video]

Posted by Bob Carver on Apr 27, 2017 6:57:22 AM

In a recent article on Infoworld, David Linthicum asked the question, "Why do cloud projects fail?" The answer he came up with is often "resistance from your colleagues." While there are many technical challenges that can become barriers such as vendor lock in, security, and compliance, cloud project stakeholders are often blindsided by another set of barriers that they don't expect, internal resistance. In this video, we lay out some common problems, and some solutions for managing your organization’s culture to facilitate cloud adoption. 

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Internal Resistance to Cloud Adoption Might Be Your Biggest Barrier

Posted by Bob Carver on Jan 3, 2017 4:31:02 PM

In a recent article on Infoworld, David Linthicum asked the question, "Why do cloud projects fail?" The answer he came up with is often "resistance from your colleagues." While there are many technical challenges that can become barriers such as vendor lock in, security, and compliance, cloud project stakeholders are often blindsided by another set of barriers that they don't expect, internal resistance. There are lots of changes that must take place when an organization moves to the cloud. Changes in software, changes in service, changes in escalation, the list goes on. The scope of these changes, coupled with an organization's existing culture, can create internal resistance to cloud adoption that is difficult to overcome. The issues surrounding internal resistance must be carefully, and thoughtfully, managed to ensure they don’t stop cloud projects before they start. In this article we’ll lay out some common problems, and some solutions for managing your organization’s culture to facilitate cloud adoption.

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Topics: cloudmaster cloud computing classes, Cloud computing barriers