Cloud computing, the year ahead

| December 4, 2018

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Cloud computing is now seen across the organization as a strategic opportunity. The old-fashioned opinion that cloud merely reduces costs has been outshone by major business benefits, CIOs and industry experts tell IDG Connect. Business technology leaders in financial services, travel, public sector and next generation service providers agree with analysts David Mitchell Smith at Gartner and Paul Miller at Forrester that the next decade of cloud computing adoption will be about increasing the pace and agility of businesses through new capabilities. At the close of 2017 analyst house Forrester found that globally, organizations were only using cloud for 50% of the IT provision. As 2018 nears an end, Paul Miller of Forrester says there has been a small increase in 2018, which will be published in a report by the analyst house later this year. (The Forrester analysis didn't include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tools.)

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