How are you developing social, mobile, analytics and cloud skills at your organization?

Paul Calento

"Converged infrastructure projects can be paralyzed by:1. Inability to converge disparate infrastructure elements because the platforms were never designed to converge. (also known as duct taping!)2. Lack of skills required to leverage the full features of complex converged infrastructure products and services that were built to converge," suggests a Frank Cutitta blog on Enterprise CIO Forum But those are problems. What is the solution? In-house training? Mentoring? External education? Thanks in advance. --Paul Calento

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Well, first off, your link doesn’t link to what you said, it’s just some three sentence “quick post” by a different guy with one of those sentences being, “good read.” Secondly, this is a question that would require a white paper to really answer appropriately. To give a quick and woefully incomplete response, I would say that you focus on these skills during the hiring process. Recruit people who are knowledgeable in the areas you referred to from the onset. After all, you are not going to train up a data scientist. Any highly technical and evolving field is going to also require continuing education, so encourage and expect it. Invest in talented people, both in hiring and retention efforts to build and maintain expertise in any field important to your business. Whether that can be handed in-house or require outside attendance is highly dependent on your particular organization. 

Your question heading doesn’t really match the body of your question. Are you asking about individual skills or how to integrate those skills within an organizational structure? Less use of jargon and buzzwords can be helpful. One of the things impressed upon new law students is to speak plainly and clearly, don’t use as many syllables as possible in a misguided attempt to show other people how intelligent you are. Likewise, don’t use quotes that are borderline inapplicable to demonstrate cleverness. It’s like sitting in a seminar while the guy in the middle of the front row keeps asking questions to which he already knows the answers. 

 

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