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Don’t forget your people when you move to the cloud

Stephen_Spector

Picture a ballroom full of dancers, each person moving to the music in their own particular way. Now imagine directing the disorder on the dance floor into a choreographed performance—a square dance or a Bollywood number. Visualize doing this without stopping the music, and as the beat gets faster. That gives you some idea what it’s like to shift your IT infrastructure to the cloud.

 

Launching a successful cloud strategy requires more than the right technology, it calls for changing the way people across the organization work together. The key word here is together.

 

Consider this scenario: A network manager sees demand for capacity spike in real time. In the pre-cloud era, she would have had to watch her system buckle, and then plan to make sure it didn’t happen again. Now, she can instantly order more throughput, but the purchase means she needs to coordinate with her colleagues in the finance department in an entirely new way.

 

How these new relationships are managed can make the difference between a cloud win and a cloud flop.

 

To learn more about the often-overlooked human factor in a cloud strategy, watch “Clouds, People, and Organizational Impacts,” the first installment in a series of videos from HP Helion aimed at helping your migration to the cloud.

 

This video features host and analyst Michael Krieger in conversation with managing partner of advanced technology HP, Lee Kedrie.

 

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Senior Manager, Cloud Online Marketing
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About the Author

Stephen_Spector

I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and Xen.org at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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