While cloud computing has firmly established itself as "the new normal" for enterprise IT, the cloud becomes more important to reach digital. Thus, CIOs at IT organizations must update their processes and upskill their staff to maintain the necessary control while the cloud rapidly proliferates.
Enterprise cloud migrations will be hampered for some time by skills shortages.
Cloud cost management is rapidly becoming a new career path for IT professionals.
Edge and on-premises deployments of leading cloud providers make the cloud even more ubiquitous.
Despite application portability remaining largely illusory and elusive, enterprises discover that multi-cloud does reduce some commercial and organizational vendor dependency.
CIOs planning and strategizing for future cloud computing developments should take these steps:
Aggressively skill up on cloud capabilities, including cloud cost management.
Select partners based on their willingness to accommodate knowledge transfer.
Start thinking of cloud computing as an enabler for your digital business initiatives rather than as a data center replacement.
Adjust your risk management to address concentration risk and other cloud-related risks more transparently.
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