How to Train People When Moving to Cloud?

How to Train People When Moving to Cloud?
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Cloud computing has been a blessing to organizations ever since it came into the picture. With the cloud, organizations can redefine their way of conducting business with unparalleled agility and speed. Today, it can power a large number of experiences, be they small or big.   

Even Gartner predicts that public cloud spending will increase by 22% in 2023 globally. But to make it happen, you’ll need a lot of cloud-skilled workers. One way to address the issue is by hiring staff but that comes with a price. It will cost you more since there’s a shallow pool of cloud talent.  

Another way is to train your existing staff. This comes with a higher ROI and you may even meet your goals quickly. Additionally, there are chances that you may deal with trends like The Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting.  

Let’s break down how you can train your people when moving to the cloud. 

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Upskill and Reskill Staff 

To effectively upskill and reskill staff, it is important to have executive sponsorship, provide access to resources, and ensure follow-through. Cloud-based training and certification resources make this process more accessible and personalized and can be accelerated by utilizing cloud computing technology. 

Executive Sponsorship 

Kathy Kay, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Principal Financial Group, believes in the importance of encouraging continuous upskilling for her team of 3,000 people. By upskilling more than 1,600 of its employees through online training, the company was able to reach its goal of accelerating cloud adoption.  

Additionally, the global, cloud-first training approach bred agility and efficiency for the company’s cloud migration. It also showcased their collaborative and people-oriented workplace culture. Furthermore, the training also generated a sense of accomplishment among employees and generated excitement among them. 


Cloud computing is no longer benefitting a selected group of IT employees; it is benefitting the entire organization. By giving all employees a foundational understanding of the cloud and building cloud fluency, it prompts shared ownership in organizational goals.   

Verisk, a predictive analytics company, followed this access model when moving to the cloud. By training its entire team to be cloud builders and making them cloud-fluent, the company is now equipped to adjust to changing circumstances. It can quickly create and scale applications quickly, collect more data, and offer higher-level customer service. 

Final Note 

Investing in training for existing staff is a smart move when moving to the cloud. This can help staff understand the cloud and the vision behind the organization’s transformation strategies. Building a culture of cloud upskilling and reskilling in the organization can not only maximize the investment in the cloud but also improve employee productivity and loyalty.