SMITHTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2012) - Organizations pursuing higher agility, scalability and new business opportunities are investing millions in cloud-related technologies and services, but without sound education strategies behind those efforts, they cannot leverage all the benefits cloud has to offer.
On the heels of its participation in the Cloud Expo and Cloud Leadership Forum earlier this month, ITpreneurs, the leading provider of competence development solutions for IT best practices, is sharing some tips for organizations looking to develop successful education strategies.
Invest in the people behind IT.
The human (i.e., staff) side is every bit as important as the technology side. Cloud is driving the evolution of IT staff by requiring them to be more critical, assume or develop new roles, and acquire new skills. Growing staff competencies helps lay stronger foundations for strategy implementation.
Maintain consistent internal communication.
Fear, uncertainty and doubt are the main inhibitors to successful cloud implementation. Organizations that maintain consistent top-down communication with their staff are more likely to educate the uncertain and dispel those with fears and doubts.
Leverage vendor-neutral certification.
Vendor-neutral certification can enhance organizations' flexibilities in a variety of scenarios. With more comprehensive reach, vendor-neutral certification tends to focus more on methodologies than specific technologies.
Last year, ITpreneurs joined more than 40 international organizations, vendors, professional associations and certification bodies in the Cloud Credential Council, an independent, vendor-neutral representation body. The council's Cloud Certification Program, developed by some of the industry's most significant forces, provides vendor-neutral foundation-level certification.
ITpreneurs is committed to helping organizations fully leverage the power of the cloud. As cloud technology continues to grow, it is critical to adapt best practices and learn from the successes and challenges of others in the industry. To that end, ITpreneurs is fielding a survey on the cloud computing industry, and we encourage your participation at http://www.itpreneurs.com/cloudsurvey.
ITpreneurs offers innovative competence development programs for IT best practices to support the educational needs of IT professionals. With expertise in key domains including Cloud Computing, ITService Management, IT Governance, Information Security, Process Improvement, and Project Management, ITpreneurs provides guidance on disparate frameworks and integrated solutions. Learn more about us at www.ITpreneurs.com and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/itpreneurs.