re: Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
IT staffs in general are quite flexible and ready to learn new things when they associate that learning with survival. And it's occurred to many that mastering some aspect of cloud computing is a good survival tactic. I remember the enthusiasm with which Java was received as the age of the Internet dawned. Staffers were actively looking for some way to adjust to and become part of that age; Java took the data center by storm. But which type of cloud are we worrying about here? I think the main challenge is the drastic change of thinking associated with infrastructure as a service, where end users are allowed to self provision. IT should manage that process,but by implementing charge-back, responsibility for end user systems becomes a shared thing rather than just IT saying thumbs up or thumbs down.The IT/line of business interaction becomes more involved, more interactive.