Change Management

Cloud Kryptonite: 7 Disruptive Forces Draining Your Cloud Program


Like superheroes in movies, cloud programs can “save the day” in creative and dramatic ways. They can help companies redefine their brands, overhaul business processes and open new lines of communication inside and outside their four walls. Yet just like superheroes, the cloud’s larger-than-life reputation can be neutralized by “cloud kryptonite.” And unlike the movie […]

15 Reasons You Are Not Getting Value Out of Your Cloud


For this article, I was inspired by the American comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck If…” album. It started me thinking about the misconceptions, misunderstandings and misdeeds that affect our clients on their journey to the cloud. So, here is my own version of Jeff’s routine, with a new spin: “You Might Not […]

Automated out of Existence? Keep Your Career Relevant [VIDEO]


The tsunami of technology disruption is far from over. The public cloud is disrupting the global IT industry, similar to how Uber and Airbnb re-invented the taxi and hotel industries. The disruption brings new norms of doing things and a paradigm shift towards automation of everything. This paradigm shift can drastically reduce and, in some […]

Get Smarter: How to Develop New Cloud Skills in Your Organization


To succeed in the cloud game, you must attract and retain the best people in your industry. In fact, investing in a strategic Talent Enablement program will pay dividends now and well into the future. Organizations’ adoption of cloud services models has opened up new opportunities for business units to take advantage of the benefits […]

From Service Department to Innovator: Natixis’ Culture Transformation Story


George Marootian is the Executive Vice President and Head of Technology for US Distribution at Natixis Investment Managers. This is the second article of a three-part series that will discuss the firm’s move to the cloud, continued operations in AWS, and the innovation and agility the organization has benefited from since the migration. First Article: […]

The Cloud’s Latest Dirty Little Secret


If you were to do a simple Google search on “The Cloud’s Dirty Little Secret,” you would find several articles aimed at enlightening the marketplace on the secret little “surprises” enterprise IT teams encounter when undertaking a large public cloud transformation project. One particular Forbes article from May of 2014 opined about how large, complex […]