The Doppler Quarterly Spring 2019 - Page 13

We all like free offers. Free tickets to an event? A free appetizer with your meal? A free upgrade to first class on a flight? Sign us up. The good news for organizations moving to the cloud is that there are plenty of free training programs to tap into. Since there are lots of things IT leaders need to learn to set up and manage cloud programs, if courses are offered for free, great. The bad news? The free training that is available does not fully prepare your organization for what is ahead. Sometimes it trains IT people only enough to be dangerous. The problem is not with the content itself, which is usually helpful. It is simply that free – or at least heavily discounted – training provides just a broad overview of the services identified. Other, more defined cloud platform and tool training programs are generally geared toward certifications and the application of services, but not to the integration of those services, which is key. SPRING 2019 | THE DOPPLER | 11