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Cloud Architects: What They Do and Why You Need One

Published: 27 February 2020

ID: G00464924

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran

Summary

Cloud computing is a game changer; but harnessing its potential to achieve business outcomes is hard. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should appoint a cloud architect to build a bridge between business and IT, enable robust cloud architecture and scale cloud efforts.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What Does a Cloud Architect Do?
    • How Do Cloud Architects Work With Other Roles?
  • What Range of Skills Does the Cloud Architect Require?
  • How Can You Get Started?
    • Internal Candidate Selection
    • External Candidate Hiring
  • Recommendations

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