Change Management

Change is Hard: The Right Partner, Process and People are Here to Help


Your Comfort Zone “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” This quote about uncertainty could be a powerful motivator. Why? Because as human beings, we tend to feel comfortable when we are in control. But the reality is, if we are pushing our business, our processes and our people forward, we cannot control everything….and that is OK! We […]

Fear No Cloud: The Power of Your People


The phrase “Fear No Cloud” originated as a marketing campaign from our HPE peers across the pond. The purpose of this campaign was to generate market awareness for our global hybrid cloud services. However, the more we heard this term, the less it sounded like marketing speak and more like a brilliant way to depict […]

Not All Cloud Superheroes Wear Capes: The Integral Roles Behind Your Cloud Transformation


Everyone loves a superhero. After all, how can you not when you see Superman appear out of nowhere and stop a bus full of little children from driving off the cliff after the brakes fail. We often have a similar infatuation with superheroes in IT. Everyone loves the technical superhero who comes in and rescues […]

Engaging Talent: the Cloud Transition Model for Your People


How is your transition to the cloud going? When cloud project leaders are asked this question, they usually default to technical types of responses. They answer that they have successfully closed two data centers, decommissioned 20 servers, moved 200 workloads or cut the time it takes to do a certain task by 30 percent. These […]

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 […]