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4 factors to consider when making the shift to the cloud

For CIOs assessing their organization’s cloud readiness, Andrew Larkin discusses four factors to consider before moving their applications to the cloud.

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September 24, 2018

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Cloud Academy Launches Assessment Cycles to Further Bolster Skill Measurement Capabilities

The launch, which includes the general availability of Analytics, Assessment Cycles and the continued beta of Skill Profiles, affirms Cloud Academy’s continued commitment to taking a quantified and data-driven approach towards technology learning in the context of driving innovation.

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September 20, 2018

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SaaS-Based Cloud Courses Offer Hands-on Training for Enterprises

Cloud courses on training platforms such as Cloud Academy help managers see where there are skills gaps, while bringing hands-on experience to employees.

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September 17, 2018

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Cloud migration best practices: 4 potential problems to avoid

Andrew Larkin, from the Cloud Academy, explains why successful cloud migration strategies require more than just a ‘lift and shift’ approach to maximize the benefits of the cloud.

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September 15, 2018

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Top disadvantages of cloud computing: What CIOs can do

Andrew Larkin from the Cloud Academy sheds light on cloud computing misconceptions and drawbacks — including downtime — and offers best practices for CIOs to address these risks.

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September 14, 2018

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Embracing DevOps Into Your Company

Some companies are embarking on a new adventure in DevOps. As organizations start to consider the possibilities of implementing DevOps, they need to think about what problems it solves and what role it will play in their organization.

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September 13, 2018

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Ben Keylor
Ben Keylor
— May 17, 2021

It’s 10:00 AM: Do You Know Where Your Team’s Tech Skills Are?

One of the most challenging parts of managing a team in today’s digital world is that technology advances faster than people’s skills can — leaving you guessing if you have the resources to complete projects on time and on budget. It’s that sinking feeling in your gut of fear and wor...

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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 24, 2021

The Benefits of C# and .NET — Even on macOS

A C# and .NET conversation with Hallam Webber, Azure Researcher and Trainer. Hallam Webber, part of Cloud Academy's Content Team, shared his enthusiasm for some new C# content that he created. Read on for highlights from our conversation about C#/.NET in general and how it fits into an...

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Ben Keylor
Ben Keylor
— June 22, 2021

Why Skills Development Is Critical for Tech Success

The digital skills gap has been well recognized and written about for years. This conundrum is now coming to a head for employers across the board as companies have made the move to a digital-first approach with cloud computing at the heart of their IT infrastructures. Improved speed...

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Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
— June 11, 2021

New Content: Featuring CKAD Labs in Consumable Sizes

New Content in the Training Library In May, our team of expert certification specialists released seven new or updated learning paths, 18 courses, 28 hands-on labs, and two lab challenges! Three very large CKAD hands-on labs (average duration over two hours each) have been refactore...

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Ben Keylor
Ben Keylor
— May 27, 2021

Cloud Migration Series (Step 5 of 5): Manage & Iterate

This is part 5 of a 5-part series on best practices for enterprise cloud migration. Released weekly from the end of April to the end of May 2021, each article has covered a new phase of a business’s transition to the cloud, what to be on the lookout for, and how to ensure the journey is...

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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— May 25, 2021

Join the Cloud Marathon Today

Complete #100DaysOfCloud for free on Cloud Academy Wouldn't you like to step out of the day-to-day work routine and set yourself up for some long-term success? Making a change is hard. Everyone has so many commitments and only so many hours in a day. But did you know that taking jus...

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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— May 20, 2021

Cloud Migration Series (Step 4 of 5): Adopt a Cloud-First Mindset

This is part 4 of a 5-part series on best practices for enterprise cloud migration. Released weekly from the end of April to the end of May 2021, each article will cover a new phase of a business’s transition to the cloud, what to be on the lookout for, and how to ensure the journey is ...

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Andrea Polito
Andrea Polito
— May 19, 2021

Front End Testing 101 at Cloud Academy

First, why do we need tests? Let's suppose you are a developer. Now let's suppose you are a front-end developer. Imagine that you have been recently hired to perform this role in a company that has a large, complex React web application. You see that managing such a complex application...

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Amanda Cross
Amanda Cross
— May 14, 2021

New Content: AWS VPC & CloudFormation Playgrounds, Alibaba Lab Challenges and more

New Content in the Training Library In April, our Content Team released three new or updated learning paths, 15 courses, 18  hands-on labs, and six lab challenges! You can always find the latest content additions, as well as insight into what content we’re working on next, on our Conte...

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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— May 13, 2021

Cloud Migration Series (Step 3 of 5): Assess Readiness

This is part 3 of a 5-part series on best practices for enterprise cloud migration. Released weekly from the end of April to the end of May 2021, each article will cover a new phase of a business’s transition to the cloud, what to be on the lookout for, and how to ensure the journey is ...

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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— May 6, 2021

Cloud Migration Series (Step 2 of 5): Start Planning

This is part 2 of a 5-part series on best practices for enterprise cloud migration. Released weekly from the end of April to the end of May 2021, each article will cover a new phase of a business’s transition to the cloud, what to be on the lookout for, and how to ensure the journey is ...

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Ben Keylor
Ben Keylor
— April 29, 2021

Cloud Migration Series (Step 1 of 5): Define Your Strategy

This is part 1 of a 5-part series on best practices for enterprise cloud migration. Released weekly from the end of April to the end of May 2021, each article will cover a new phase of a business’s transition to the cloud, what to be on the lookout for, and how to ensure the journey is ...

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