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Opinion: IBM's Watson Anywhere highlights reality of a multi-cloud world

February 19, 2019 / Bob O'Donnell

The big picture: What’s been happening in the cloud computing world over the last 12-18 months is more than just a simple increase in competitive options. It’s a significant expansion in thinking about how to approach computing in the cloud. With multi-cloud, for example, companies are now embracing, rather than rejecting, the concept of having different types of workloads hosted by different vendors.Ever since the rise to prominence of cloud computing, we’ve seen businesses grapple with how to best think about and leverage this new means of computing. Some companies, particularly web-focused ones, dove in head-first and now have their entire existence dependent on services like Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, and Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP).