A revolution is underway, shifting the delivery of computing from a product to a service and enterprises of all sizes are participating in this trend, Cloud computing. This revolution is driven by the benefits that the Cloud can offer to organisations:; cost reduction, scalability, agility and innovation.
Cloud computing is a business model that's powered by new technologies, allowing enterprises of all sizes to benefit from this new on-demand delivery of self-service in IT.
The Cloud has a tremendous impact on how organisations operate and the way IT services are delivered to business users. The Successful adoption of a Cloud environment requires a new way of doing business and new people, process- and technology-skills.
Many organisations are still unfamiliar with Cloud computing and therefore reluctant to embark on this change. Determining how cloud computing fits with business strategy and organisational structure is a complex journey for many organisations. It changes the way IT and business interact at a strategic level and requires training solutions to develop staff and processes and it also new ways of working.
Cloud Transformation for Enterprise organisations and Channel Partners
To help Enterprise organisations with their Cloud adoption and Channel Partners, who are considering offering Cloud solutions, Global Knowledge is launching a Cloud Learning Solutions and Services Portfolio. This structured programme provides customers with a range of services and education, which enables an organisation to successfully build and implement Cloud solutions, regardless of where they are in their own cloud journey.
Our Cloud Solutions and Services offer provides you with customised support to assess your current organisation and individual capabilities, address the required changes across people, processes and technology and build a plan to address skills and knowledge requirements to achieve your business goals in an on-demand , service-oriented environment.
These Best Practices have been identified by Global Knowledge through the work that we have undertaken with leading multinational organisations, which is made possible by our global understanding and footprint, strong partnerships with worldwide leading IT-vendors and our broad, industry leading portfolio.
Organisations moving to a Cloud environment will go through five stages in the Cloud adoption lifecycle: strategy, design, transition, operation and continual improvement. Global Knowledge will support customers going through this journey, which is not a one-size fits all strategy and needs to be driven by the organisational needs and the maturity of the IT-organisation in areas, such as: Enterprise Architecture, Project and Programme Management, Business Processes, Service Management and Leadership and Business Skills. Strong governance in these five areas is the key to fully leveraging the benefits that Cloud computing can bring to an organisation.
Channel Partners who are transforming from traditional business operating models to delivering Cloud services often need support making decisions about new Business models, Sales strategies and Service Delivery practices. Partners need to develop new business capabilities and individual practitioner competencies. The Global Knowledge Cloud Learning Solutions and Services model supports Channel Partners who want to build, provide or resell Cloud solutions.
Through proven consultancy and learning methodologies, unique skills assessment tools, skilled vendor specific- and vendor agnostic resources and an EMEA footprint, Global Knowledge is able to provide Enterprise organisations and Channel Partners with the level of support they need to successfully select and implement the optimal set of cloud solutions for their environment, therefore delivering increased value to their business and maximising the returns from moving to the Cloud.
Key Cloud Learning Solutions and Services
Global Knowledge provides Cloud Learning Solutions and Services to further transform the way organisations leverage Cloud computing. Our key Cloud Learning Solutions and Services include:
- Cloud Transformation Roadmap, showing a clear Cloud Adoption Lifecycle - process, to move to- and work in the Cloud.
- Cloud Customised Pathfinders, providing individual role-based learning paths, based on industry Best Practices and tailored to where you are in the Cloud adoption lifecycle.
- Individual Competency Assessments and Learning Architecture Recommendations, measuring the current level of skills and knowledge of individuals and recommending customised learning paths and architectures.
- Organisation Capability Assessment and Cloud Transformation Planning, a Global Knowledge Learning Architect working with you to assess organisational and individual capabilities and facilitating the Cloud transformation process.