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Safer, sooner, happier: Shift your culture for an increase in cloud value and success

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

Cloud implementations often stall, not because of technology, but because of people and processes–i.e., culture. To achieve better outcomes and realize more value from cloud, build a culture underpinned by communication and psychological safety.

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To realize more cloud success, focus on outcomes and culture

Cloud is revolutionary, but at some companies, cloud deployments don’t revolutionize their IT outcomes. Why? Because they don’t change their IT culture. To realize more success with cloud, it’s essential to change culture along with technology. In this episode of the podcast, Mike Kavis and guest, Deloitte’s Jon Smart, discuss how companies can change their IT culture to achieve more success with cloud. Jon’s take is that companies can build, “better value, sooner, safer, happier,” by discovering anti-patterns that provide headwinds to cloud success, fixing those, and building a culture of psychological safety that reduces fear and focuses on outcomes, communication, and teamwork.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

There's no such thing as best practice; however, there are patterns that usually give you a tailwind instead of a headwind.

Jon Smart leads Business Agility in the United Kingdom, helping clients deliver better outcomes through an emphasis on flow and cultural change. He has more than 25 years of experience helping teams develop agility in contexts of change, work, and scaling up.

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The road to cloud success starts with a change in culture

Effectively managing the seismic changes that come with cloud computing is one key to a successful cloud adoption.

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Rethink your workforce and operating model to realize your possible cloud

Cloud is not the next thing; it’s the now thing, and it’s not if, but how. How organizations deploy cloud can make the difference between a long, arduous trip that doesn’t meet expectations and a journey of discovery that helps them maximize their benefits and realize the transformative power of cloud.

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The future of cloud-enabled work infrastructure

The future of cloud-enabled work infrastructure expects to see a shift in cloud strategies as organizations face new technology complexity, security risk, and operational efficiency challenges. To make cloud-enabled work infrastructure work, organizations can focus on multi-cloud solutions, federated security, and DevOps to optimize process, mitigate risk, and manage complexity.

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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two leaders in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

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