In this post from Apcera, Chief 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.
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
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