In this post from ApceraChief Strategy Officer Mark Thiele talks about the changing nature of cloud lock in and how IT must be there to enable technology based solutions that create opportunity for the business, not individuals. 

In the technology space there has always been the struggle between building a hardcore skill and being flexible enough to adapt as technology adapts. My first experience with that was Cobol (yes, I’ve been around for a while!), and since then I’ve seen in play out in client server, virtualization, storage, phone switches, and much more.

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 On the one hand it’s great to have people with strong skills and on the other hand it’s
even more important to be agile and adaptable in your ability to create or deliver services based on the best possible solution set, not just the one you happen to have become strong in.

You can read the rest of Mark's post on the Apcera blog: https://www.apcera.com/blog/cloud-lock-may-not-be-what-you-think

And if you're interested in more of our insight into the cloud market, please download the Ericsson Business Review article "The wisdom of clouds" by industry pioneer Jason Hoffman, Head of Product Area Cloud Infrastructure at Ericsson.

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Mark Thiele

Mark Thiele’s successful career in IT spans 25 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. Mark has deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of the requirements of policy-driven cloud computing and drives cross-functional strategic initiatives as Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera. Prior to joining Apcera, Mark was the executive vice president of ecosystem development at Switch SUPERNAP, builders of the world’s highest-rated data centers. He is also the president and founder of Data Center Pulse, an organization created to promote best practices in the data center industry. Mark has held executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware and Brocade and is a member of nonprofit groups including The Green Grid and Infrastructure 2.0, where he advocates for data center and cloud industry evolution.

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