Deloitte Consulting Cloud Guru: 5 Winning Multi-cloud Strategies
Deloitte’s Chief Cloud Strategy Officer David Linthicum explains to CRN five winning cloud investments and strategies that channel partners should do if they want to succeed in the multi-cloud world.
Be A Thought Leader, Not A Fast Follower
The thought leadership aspect of creating new spaces and not necessarily to being a fast follower is important. It’s about getting in the uncomfortable position of taking a stand as to where we think things are going to go. Then defining what we think those concepts are going to be.
That’s a bit of a courageous thing to do these days if you’re starting to place bets and spend some money, but there’s easy things to predict.
I think cloud complexity was probably fairly easy to predict moving forward. We just built something that wasn’t there to deal with a problem that I think everybody was going to eventually see emerging.
Looking at leadership and defining: how we’re doing business innovation within the cloud computing world; how we’re doing cloud operation models and changing cloud cultures; providing the ability to optimize cloud-based implementations so we’re cost effective as well as being business effective—that’s a different level of play.
We look at what people are paying attention to. We look at where the trends are looking to go. And then, not only where the trends are going go in the short term, but where those trends are going to likely lead to in terms of solutions based on problems that we see occurring.
That’s a tougher thing to do, but it’s a fun thing to do. I’ve been doing it my entire career and we’re doing it as a firm of Deloitte.