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.
September 24, 2018
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.
September 20, 2018
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.
September 17, 2018
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.
September 15, 2018
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.
September 14, 2018
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.
September 13, 2018
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