Analyst firm Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud service market will grow from $182.4bn in 2018 to $331.2bn in 2022, attaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%. More near-term, they forecast that the worldwide public cloud services market will grow from $182.4 billion in 2018 to $214.3bn in 2019, a 17.5% jump in just a year.
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Now that the cloud has become a household name, businesses are becoming more selective in how they choose their services. Business needs and concerns have changed significantly since the cloud first emerged, meaning there are new market drivers to consider. Agility is still a top driver, but the significance of things like Cost, Performance and Security play varied roles depending on company industry and size.
Adopting the cloud should be an enabler to becoming a more agile organization. But if your cloud footprint looks exactly like your on-premises configuration, how likely is it that you’ll receive all the benefits? Your current infrastructure is probably over-provisioned, which makes sense because your current operating model is characterized by long lead times to accomplish most activities.
All companies are becoming more digital. Sounds right enough, but let’s level set on the definition. At a minimum, digital companies make their offerings easy to find, easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. Beyond these basics, a digital company uses technology as a central element of value delivery.
Most cloud providers can assemble the resources to handle the workloads you now run on-prem. Other than price, what else should you consider as you evaluate cloud companies? Major factors that are often implicitly assumed are service and support.
Cloud Computing is more than a technology. It's a digital disruption, business agility and business growth driver. See how and why in this video defining the Financial Drivers for Cloud Computing.
The cloud is no longer a new phenomenon. Most people, including corporate and IT leadership, take it as a given and no longer something just to be considered. What has happened that has caused this wholesale change in attitude? Let's review:
Because you retain ultimate accountability for results, asserting that accountability is key to maintaining control over the many variables that affect performance. So how can you maintain control when so many variables are delivered by the provider?
Your organization has moved workloads to the cloud and is getting some valuable benefits and experience. But to recognize the greatest value, there are some other decisions that must be made and some additional assets put in place.
It’s now easier to justify that strategic action of moving IT infrastructure to the cloud than it is to justify not to do so. So now that you’re committed, what financial and operational outcomes can you expect?
You have certainly heard that businesses are moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. So it’s natural to think about migrating all assets, yet few organizations actually do that. Most experts agree that moving everything in a big-bang is not the way to go.
Over the last two years, the perspective on the question of moving to the cloud has gone from having to justify why you should to justifying why you shouldn’t. That shift in mindset opens the pathway to making it a reality. Fair enough… so… what do you do?
As more people and organizations migrate their activities and workloads to the cloud, we find it as important as ever to start out agreeing on definitions. Most people assume that they said exactly ...
Fax will never die — but it can certainly kill your document process efficiency with its heavily manual processes. That’s why many of today’s businesses are turning to cloud-based fax services. Replacing traditional fax machines with Cloud Fax ....