Staffing & Skills

Conclusion: Organisations that surpass the tipping point of Cloud migration must ensure the investment in Cloud talent keeps up with the business demands for effective Cloud solutions.

IBRS sees the centre of excellence (CoE) as the most qualified skills base to align business and operational needs, but the CoE is also well placed to identify Cloud skills sources to support upcoming Cloud development opportunities.

At each phase of the Cloud maturity cycle, the CoE is best placed to research and advise the executives and business stakeholders of where new investment should be provided to extend the Cloud talent pool. The resourcing strategy should contain flexibility and agility to support short-term project needs and ultimately more permanent IT operational demands.

Be warned that complacency and market pressures will place your next Cloud migration or Cloud optimisation project at risk if your Cloud skills gap doesn’t have a resolution plan.