Each year, North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research, and many collaborators come together to gauge the present and future of cloud computing. Since 2011, Future of Cloud Computing features some of the biggest names in cloud strategy and as it celebrates its 4th release, compiled results from 1,358 respondents and 72 collaborators. What does the research have to say about the future?
We’ve moved from a society where companies are asking “Is the cloud right for us?” to an era where companies are asking “How can we get the most from our cloud applications and choose the right solution?” With a recent IDC report estimating that by 2018, the public cloud will consist of more than 50 percent of software, service, and storage spending, it is time to understand your company’s move to the cloud. Unfortunately, many companies also find complexities in moving to the cloud, which is somewhat inhibiting to cloud adoption in some industries. What can you do to be proactive in your move to the cloud? In overcoming these challenges, what can you do to make the most of your company’s cloud choices?