Learn 6 recommended approaches for overcoming technical skills gap challenges
"Executive leaders often want cloud computing adoption to proceed at a faster pace than the organization can staff internally."1 According to Gartner research, “through 2022, more than 50% of infrastructure and operations organizations will fail to meet company cloud adoption goals due to a lack of in-house skills and experience.”2 To maximize the full potential of public cloud infrastructure and platform services, organizations need to quickly overcome technical skills gaps.
As a premier Google Cloud solutions provider, we believe our experience confirms Gartner research—organizations often face high IT skills gap challenges when it comes to:
- Creating a cloud strategy
- Deploying a cloud center of excellence (CCOE)
- Conducting a cloud migration
- Running cloud operations
- Assisting developers with cloud DevOps3
What’s the right approach to overcome these common challenges? Should you train your existing staff? Permanently hire new employees? Bring in assistance in the form of an external service provider (ESP) or managed service provider (MSP)? Or combine multiple approaches? The answer depends on the particular challenge you’re trying to overcome and what stage you’re at in your cloud journey.
To take a deep dive into these approaches and get actionable recommendations, please download the complimentary Gartner research.
1Gartner, Quick Answer: How Do I Overcome a Lack of Cloud Skills in My Organization?, Lydia Leong, 2 December 2021
2 Gartner, The Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services Skills I&O Teams Require for the Future, Raj Bala, Ross Winser, 8 March 2022
3 Gartner, Quick Answer: How Do I Overcome a Lack of Cloud Skills in My Organization?, Lydia Leong, 2 December 2021
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