Offloading management to a third party to address cloud skills gaps may only be a temporary need, to let staff learn a new cloud environment before taking it on in a full capacity.

More than half (62%) of recent survey respondents say they have experienced stalled or slower-than-expected cloud migration. Most believe the delay in cloud migration is primarily due to unanticipated skills gaps (41%).

Does cloud save money? The short answer is yes. The longer form answer is that yes, but it depends upon the foundation you’ve empowered in the cloud for the rest of the business to run on.