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In my travels speaking with organizations looking to move to the Cloud, I’m often confronted by folks who have an innate distrust of all things Cloud. These folks are easy to deals with; I respect their opinion (despite entirely disagreeing with it) and am happy enough to leave them alone to (eventually) come to rational conclusions themselves.
In a recent CloudU report we talked about the fact that a lack of formal cloud computing qualifications is something of a barrier to organizations adopting the Cloud. It’s something we’re trying, in some small way, to address with the CloudU certificate, but nonetheless the fact remains that when it comes to cloud computing, many times it comes down to just diving in and having a go.
As I travel around talking to organizations and the decision makers within them about Cloud Computing, I find myself enumerating a list of benefits that many of us believe come with Cloud Computing. The list includes scalability, economic benefits, the ability to focus on core business, etc.