In their book “Strategy That Works,” Paul Leinwandand Cesare Mainardidefine capabilities as the complex and highly cross-functional combinations of knowledge, skills, and talent tools—all put in place to reliably and consistently deliver a particular outcome. These capabilities enable a company to differentiate itself, and they also determine where and how the work takes place. The critical challenge for CEOs today is how to attract, hire, retain, and develop the talent needed to drive innovation, motivate the workforce, and ultimately sustain competitive advantages for their business.
The cloud has a ton of benefits to offer and these are well documented. Just be prepared that most changes are generally never quite as perfect, or as bad, as you might have thought. Change requires an adjustment and moving toward the cloud is no different.