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RACKSPACE REVEALS IT LEADERS WRESTLING WITH CLOUD TRANSFORMATION TALENT SHORTAGES

Local organizations exploring more sophisticated cloud technologies but are hampered by skill shortages .

Rackspace Technology , a leading end-to-end , multi-cloud technology solutions company , has announced the Multi-cloud Annual Research Report 2022 that finds that organizations are becoming more comfortable with more sophisticated ‘ Cloud 2.0 ’ technologies , even as they confront difficulties in hiring and retaining IT talent .

There is almost no organization that is not currently in the process of transforming itself via the cloud .
The survey also finds local organizations ’ top cloud priorities evolving , from ‘ basics ’ such as agility ( 24 %) and scalability ( 36 %) and toward more sophisticated issues such as security ( 37 %) and compliance ( 33 %). Moreover , an increased appetite for risk among IT professionals can be seen in their enthusiasm for exploring edge technologies ( 41 %) and containers ( 54 %), while over half plan to invest in hyperscale providers .
“ The cloud is no longer a shiny new object – it is a nearly universally accepted technology , and there is almost no organization that is not currently in the process of transforming itself via the cloud ,” said Jeff DeVerter , Chief Technology Evangelist , Rackspace Technology .
“ At the same time , there are a number of barriers standing in the way of that transformation , most notably a dearth of IT talent . More than ever ,
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