It is no secret that it is difficult to recruit and retain IT talent.
Millennial disloyalty, boredom, stressful workplaces, and the ubiquitous advice that job-switching leads to higher salaries are some of the many reasons employee tenure is reaching all-time lows across multiple industries.
Low employee retention in the enterprise always means expense and disruption. Turnover among cloud engineers and in DevOps teams is especially painful. According to a recent survey of IT executives, 43% of polled companies report being understaffed in IT. Furthermore, 41% of large firms pursued cloud expertise in 2015, greater than the number that pursued security, network, or data analytics expertise. Replacing lost cloud engineers can take months and delay projects making it particularly challenging for companies beginning DevOps transformations or establishing small, efficient pockets of cloud-based teams. Volumes have been written on how to retain tech talent. Improving working conditions and higher pay might help, but what enterprises really need is an insurance policyagainst turnover. They need to create conditions such that when a cloud engineer leaves, projects stay on track. Replacing lost cloud engineers can take months and delay projects making it particularly challenging for companies beginning DevOps transformations or establishing small, efficient pockets of cloud-based teams To create those conditions, you need to create a team of cloud engineers that is protected from turnover:
An outsourced cloud team.
To be clear, this would absolutely not be to the exclusion of creating an internal cloud team. But as more enterprises undergo cloud […]
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