CarverTC Cloud Computing Blog

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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Topics: cloudmaster cloud computing classes, Cloud computing barriers

The Skills and Tools Covered in CloudMASTER Cloud Computing Classes [SlideShare]

Posted by Bob Carver on Jan 27, 2017 5:07:26 PM

We've been getting a lot of questions about the three CloudMASTER certification training classes we offer. You can see the outlines for each of the courses at the links below:

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Failing to Identify Cloud Computing Requirements Will Cost You

Posted by Bob Carver on Jan 24, 2017 4:59:42 PM

Chris Doig, CEO of Wayferry Managment, wrote an excellent article for CIO that discussed five issues related to inadequate requirements identification when selecting enterprise software that can wreak havoc on an organization. The article inspired me because those same five requirements issues apply to cloud computing projects. In this article I'll look at each of the issues, and explain how failing to identify or address cloud computing requirements can cause serious and costly problems for your organization. I'll also give you some tools and strategies for avoiding these problems. 

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Topics: cloudmaster cloud computing classes, Cloud Planning

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

Cloud Security Topics Covered in CloudMASTER Cloud Computing Classes

Posted by Bob Carver on Dec 6, 2016 5:36:44 PM

If you're planning to implement cloud computing solutions, a robust understanding of cloud security issues, options, and solutions is essential. Unfortunately, cloud security is one of the most difficult to find tech skills. We knew this when we worked with Logical Operations and the National Cloud Technologists Association to author the CloudMASTER cloud computing classes, so we made security coverage one of our top priorities for the classes and the CloudMASTER certifications. What security topics are covered in this IT training? We made an infographic to show you. Enjoy. 

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Topics: cloudmaster cloud computing classes, Cloud Security

Why CarverTC is the Best Choice for CloudMASTER Cloud Computing Classes

Posted by Peter Lammers on Nov 16, 2016 5:04:37 PM

As we have recently decided to start offering public training courses, my contacts have been asking me two questions; "Why now?" and, "What makes you better than other training centers."  The first question comes from the fact that we've offered private training for years and have shied away from public training even when our clients have suggested we should do it. We've answered the "why now" question in a separate article which explains why we added CloudMASTER certification training to our public training schedule. This video explains our approach to all the training we deliver, including CloudMASTER cloud computing classes, and why, we believe that makes us the best choice for CloudMASTER certification training. To see our full article on this, click here.

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Topics: cloudmaster certification training, cloudmaster cloud computing classes