Most organizations today are moving workloads to the cloud as fast as they can. And
as this paradigm shift in how technology is provisioned and consumed accelerates, it
will have a profound impact on how IT departments are budgeted, staffed, and run.
Yet most CIOs and their infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams are focused on
the many short-term challenges associated with cloud adoption.
Most of their questions deal with the more immediate issues of porting applications
and workloads to the cloud, not what happens three years from now. And while it
may be a bit early in the cloud migration journey to think about longer-term issues,
the years between now and then will roll by in the blink of an eye. And, unless you
want to replace technical debt with cloud debt, now is the time to begin thinking
about what IT will look like and how it will function once your cloud journey is well
on its way.