When moving to the cloud, many organizations concentrate their focus on the change in technology and overlook an area just as complex and impactful: cultural change. Having your people ready to embrace the change — supporting them with the right processes, equipping them with the right skills — is as important as getting the technology right.
To realize the full value of cloud technologies, many organizations are rethinking their IT organizational structure. There are a variety of potential talent implications too — from adopting agile ways of working to hiring for more cloud-centric skills to looking at redeploying current IT skills and reskilling and upskilling current teams.
As one of the organizations that pioneered hyperscale infrastructure, which led to the creation of the cloud, Google has spent years nurturing its culture and workforce to best operate in the cloud. We leverage this experience every day to help organizations ready their workforce for the change, and in this whitepaper, we aim to pass that experience along to you.