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10 Ways to Transition Traditional IT Talent to Cloud Talent

While many IT professionals love learning new things, IT leaders and their organizations must do several things to facilitate a smooth transition to cloud.
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One of the biggest complaints that IT leaders have about moving to the cloud is a lack of cloud expertise. In fact, team health is less defined by roles today than the mix of skills team members collectively possess. If you don't know what skills you already have, you don't know what you need. And you may not know what you have if there's no way of inventorying skills. Liberty Mutual tracks self-development, certifications and collaboration across different teams, among other things, to ensure its IT staff is moving in the right direction.

"I think certifications have a lot of value, but it's worth canvassing a team because many people have side projects or like to work on things at home in their own time. Maybe they've hopped around three or four jobs in the past few years so they have a lot of varied experience that you might not see in your day-to-day operations," said Jesse Stockall, chief architect, cloud management at technology intelligence platform provider Snow Software. "Unless you're a hiring manager who still has their CV, you probably don't know every tool or every piece of tech they work with."

Lisa Morgan is a freelance writer who covers big data and BI for InformationWeek. She has contributed articles, reports, and other types of content to various publications and sites ranging from SD Times to the Economist Intelligent Unit. Frequent areas of coverage include ... View Full Bio

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