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Cloud Credential Council (CCC) is Sponsoring Fusion18

The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) is delighted to sponsor Fusion18 which will start on September 30, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis, Missouri. As an IT service management professional, it is the place to meet others and learn the latest in service management best practices and methodologies.

CCC Managing Director, Mark O’Loughlin delivers a Breakout Session on Tuesday, October 2nd at 11.30am – 12.30pm. During the session he delves into The Effect of Digital Disruption on IT(SM), highlighting current challenges faced by organizations and individuals and conclude with a very important message.

In support of the ITSM community and in particular the service management professionals attending the event, the CCC will give away up to seventy free exam vouchers for the Professional Cloud Service Manager exam. Winning these vouchers you will be able to test: RU Digital Ready?

Hope to see you there!

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CIO.Com Lists the Cloud Credential Council as One of the Most Valuable Cloud Computing Certifications Today

In June 2018, the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) was listed as one of the most valuable cloud computing certifications today by CIO.com.

This is a fantastic endorsement of the CCC portfolio, the quality of our courses and the strength of CCC certifications in the marketplace. A core value of the CCC is to enable digital-ready professionals and organisations. The CCC is supporting this through our portfolio covering Cloud, Big Data and IoT.

In the latest 2018 State of the Cloud Report™ by RightScale, it is clear that cloud is now widely adopted with its usage increasing year-on-year. However, current cloud challenges reported by organisations include;

  • Security
  • Managing cloud spend
  • Lack of resources/expertise
  • Governance/control
  • Managing multiple clouds
  • Performance
  • Building private cloud

These are significant areas challenging organisation today in their cloud and digital journeys.

At the CCC we are conducting going research in a number of areas and currently we are also seeing a similar trend. We are seeing so many organisations using cloud these days, which is a good and productive development. However, we are also finding that many organisations and their people do not know what cloud really is. They are struggling to put cloud into any real context outside of the technology that underpins cloud. So many people still cannot provide a unified description or definition of what cloud is. Worse still, they cannot put cloud into context in relation to areas such as;

  • Cloud characteristics
  • Cloud service models
  • Cloud deployment models
  • Service levels
  • Changing roles
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Security

And that is just a starting point!

The Value of CCC Certifications

The CCC has developed a portfolio of training and certification programmes aimed at addressing the issues stated above. The portfolio is vendor-neutral and provides the context and understanding around core domains including cloud, big data and IoT.

Cloud Portfolio in Brief

For organisations using a multi-cloud strategy, Professional Cloud Service Manager (PCSM) is an advanced-level certification which provides the necessary education to effectively strategise, migrate operate and deliver effective business and customer services underpinned by a multi-cloud environment. PCSM is an ideal course to take to address the issues listed above.

Cloud Technology Associate prepares individuals on the basics of cloud and includes hands-on labs Professional Cloud Solutions Architect and Professional Cloud Security Manager are advanced-level vendor-neutral certifications.

About the CCC

The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) is a global community driven organization that empowers companies and individuals in their digital transformation journey. The CCC does this by offering vendor-neutral certifications for IT Professionals including Cloud, Big Data and IoT.

The CCC portfolio is vendor-neutral, community driven and complementary to other certifications and training programmes.

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The Key Challenges Facing the ITSM Community

Last week, Mark O’Loughlin, Managing Director, Cloud Credential Council (CCC) was invited by ITSM ZONE to discuss some questions including ‘what is cloud?’ and ‘how does cloud affect service management’? One of the vital takeaways from that discussion was the importance of context. Short definitions of cloud or cloud service management are useless without understanding the bigger picture of your organization.

Mark provided some background for viewers:

“In recent years the IT landscape and traditional IT model has changed significantly. The fundamental cause of this shift is cloud computing, generally referred to as cloud. Cloud provides organisations with far greater levels of flexibility, innovation and potential that previous IT capabilities. If done correctly, costs can be saved too.

New ways of working such as DevOps, Lean and Agile are now being used to achieve the scalability, flexibility and innovation provided by the cloud model. However, it is very evident that many organisations and people still do not know the basic fundamentals of cloud and therefore will not achieve the required levels.

The Professional Cloud Service Manager (PCSM) Certification

Enables participants to design and deliver cloud services. The certification provides a hands-on, practical approach to understanding how cloud computing and cloud-based services impact operations, and how to adapt existing processes to deliver better services.

If the IT Service Management (ITSM) community want to remain relevant in todays new IT landscape they need to fully understand what cloud is and become leaders and trusted advisors in their organisation an all matters relating to cloud. This is the first step. Then they will also need to become multi-skilled in other domains such as DevOps, Lean and Agile etc.

The IT model has significantly changed and therefore the ITSM community needs to change, upskill and rethink how they will succeed in this new world. Professional Cloud Service Manager (PCSM) from the CCC provides the required level of education and context regarding cloud enabling IT Service managers to lead and manage their organisations’ cloud initiatives.”

RU Digital Ready?

About the Cloud Credential Council

The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) is a global community driven organization that empowers companies in their digital transformation journey. We do this by offering vendor-neutral certification for IT Professionals including Cloud, Big Data, and IoT.

The CCC Cloud Certification Program enables IT Professionals to maximize the benefits of cloud solutions within their organizations.

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