No matter which “stages of grief” model you buy into, the idea has importance for individuals and companies alike. We’re only human (or, ahem, a company), so we will go through similar stages when our big moves forward become painful. The key is how long it takes to go from, say, denial to acceptance.

I see this happening at organizations with respect to the cloud. Organizations can tend to act as if they are at an early stage of grief (such as denial) when a quorum — or sometimes just one key individual — continues to hold out on the inevitable cloud push. Once an organization accepts the cloud and overtly acknowledges its importance, the organization’s cloud plans become more solid, better architected, higher performing, and more secure. There is more “grist for the mill” and you can get on with a sensible cloud program.

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