Great article by Kasey Panetta, discussing how cloud and cloud-related offerings range from cloud-enabling technologies, to pure cloud choices and that CIOs should consider the spectrum of cloud capabilities to support their intended value propositions. 

It's relatively easy to understand the benefit that cloud technology offers today’s enterprises. We talk in terms of public, private and hybrid cloud but experience has taught us that technology should not be the main focus when implementing cloud solutions. Instead, the focus should be on defining a holistic strategy and road-map that supports successful outcomes.

The ability to successfully navigate the full spectrum of cloud only comes through experience. In his 2008 book, 'Outliers', Malcolm Gladwell wrote that 'ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness'. This statement has long been a point of debate but Gladwell's message was simple in that people aren't born geniuses, they get there through effort.

But who has 10,000 hours to invest and what can be done to help fast-track the 10,000 hour learning curve? 

Well, you could hear Gladwell talk more about his 10,000 hour theory here and take the plunge on your own, or if you don't have 90 minutes a day for the next 18-20 years (allowing for the occasional day off) you can read more about how Hitachi can help fast-track your 10,000 hours here.