Ian Moyse, Cloud Industry Thought Leader & Cloud Sales Director at NatterboxCloud is undoubtedly the driver of the new tech economy. Be it SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Public, Private or Hybrid clouds, E-Commerce, IOT (Internet of Things), Big Data or some iteration that at the back of it is supported by cloud technologies. Technology is both enhancing and reducing in cost at such a speed, that it is no longer the entitlement of only the large firms, but can empower any organisation from small to large, from startup to established, to be able to revolutionise their customer offering and to elect to disrupt or be disrupted.With this speed of technology change comes a need for those supporting the business to adapt quickly and adopt new methodologies, knowledge, and skills to empower a company to take advantage of these new possibilities. Switching from Waterfall to Agile, from networking to virtualisation to Docker, from hosting to IaaS & PaaS and from C, through Java into Swift, Hack, and Dart.A wide range of firms still relies on traditional IT infrastructure (locally deployed server applications and databases) despite the increasingly rapid rate of companies migrating to cloud-based systems.  Digital Transformation seems to be on the agenda of most Enterprise organisations, banded about as if it’s a switch to flick and a fast thing to undertake. However, the reality is far from the truth and accepting the change required and having the skills at hand to achieve it, are barriers impeding a growing number of companies. Change is hard to accept at the best of times, particularly if you have previously been the subject expert on a vendor/technology for a long period, to now find that is being disrupted at pace and your worth is diminishing either in your own firm or to the general market.

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