Press Release

Ann McDonough
+1-781-444 0404

Cloud Standards Customer Council Publishes Best Practices for Developing and Growing a Cloud-Enabled Workforce

June 20th webinar explores new IT roles, skill-sets and requirements driven by cloud computing


Needham, MA - May 31, 2018 — The Cloud Standards Customer Council™ (CSCC™) an end-user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, today published the Best Practices for Developing and Growing a Cloud-Enabled Workforce guide. The purpose of the guide is to provide enterprise Information Technology (IT) managers and business decision makers with best practices for developing and growing a “cloud-enabled” next-generation IT workforce.

Cloud computing and related technologies like blockchain, data science, and Artificial Intelligence are transforming the nature of IT, resulting in skill shortages in some domains and staffing surpluses in other traditional IT domains. Demand is increasing for IT architects, operations staff, and DevSecOps teams that can apply cloud services and related technologies to these challenges for increased agility and efficiency.

“The foundation for transforming your IT operations environment to leverage cloud technologies is largely about transforming the culture and skill-set of your workforce since they typically represent your largest resource investment,” said Computer Systems Architect and Lockheed Martin Fellow Emeritus William “Bill” Van Order. Bill is on the CSCC Steering Committee and led development of the guide.

The guide outlines:

  • business reasons to develop and grow a “cloud-enabled” IT workforce to accelerate cloud adoption, agility and transformation;
  • a strategic framework to ensure that an enterprise can attract, develop and retain talent using innovative learning experiences and career certification paths that recognizes and rewards employees who are proactive in growing their skills;
  • specific best practices and employee development activities in various cloud computing domains to ensure that your organization maintains its competitive edge and fosters a partnership between employers and employees.

The authors will introduce this new guide during a complimentary webinar on June 20, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET. They will introduce key concepts detailed in the guide and discuss the business context driving demand for new IT skill-sets and a cloud-knowledgeable workforce. To register for the webinar, visit:

About the Cloud Standards Customer Council
The Cloud Standards Customer Council™ (CSCC™) is an end-user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating the cloud’s successful adoption and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud. The CSCC is chartered to work with standards development organizations (SDOs), open source communities, and end user organizations to publish vendor-neutral guides on important cloud computing topics. The guides are distributed to industry members to highlight customer requirements, influence standards development, and advance the adoption of cloud computing. The CSCC is managed by the Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. The program is sponsored by Software AG. For more information, visit

Note to editors: For a listing of all OMG trademarks, visit All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.