This is the second of two blog posts covering insights Cloud Academy gleaned from our recently published 2021 Technology Leadership Survey.
In our first post, Ben Keylor talked about the lay of the land in 2021: A business world already rapidly accelerating toward cloud infrastructure for its speed and agility, given an extra turbo boost due to the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We saw that enterprises are having a hard time figuring out how to upskill and hire effectively, with there being a huge overhead for both – especially onboarding new talent to achieve your teams’ goals.
But still, even with the inherent costs of hiring, getting the right people to help you keep innovating is still the number-one priority of managers for the rest of the year. So what other concerns do tech leaders have for 2021 and beyond?
What are tech leaders’ main worries and challenges?
We asked this very question to our survey respondents. At the time of asking, Q1 of 2021 had just wrapped up, and we wanted to know their main pain points as they looked ahead to the rest of the year and 2022.
Not surprisingly, keeping tabs on their security posture and regulatory compliance rank at the top of respondents’ concerns. But right up there with security and compliance are concerns about transformational activities and the talent to reach those objectives.
Migration and other transformational activities
At just over 20%, concerns about big moves such as migration are a huge deal for our respondents. This makes sense, as regardless of if you’re an enterprise or a large consultant tasked to coach an enterprise, the need is the same: you’ll have to bring a great deal of technical knowledge combined with a convincing effort to enact culture change.
This type of organizational-level technical knowledge is best held together with a good, sharable