However, many respondents admitted that they do not have the right skills to match their cloud plans and ambitions. It was somewhat surprising, therefore, to find that a significant majority of respondents said that they rely primarily on in-house resources rather than external providers or consultants for their cloud implementations.
Understanding the reality of implementation and integration
Steven Salmon, Principal Advisor, KPMG in the UK, notes that the rise of cost and complexity as major cloud implementation challenges is inevitable, in part because of some common misconceptions and hype surrounding cloud.
Respondents also tended to underestimate the costs and complexity of integrating multiple cloud provider platforms and traditional systems into cohesive and interoperable business services that span functions across the organization.
- Steven Salmon, KPMG in the UK