Predictions Report

Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade

Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

November 2nd, 2016
Dave Bartoletti, null
Dave Bartoletti
Sophia Vargas, null
Sophia Vargas
Frank Liu, null
Frank Liu
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , John Kindervag , Milan Hanson , Michael Caputo , Diane Lynch


Cloud computing has been one of the most exciting and disruptive forces in the tech market in the past decade. The cloud market will accelerate faster in 2017 as enterprises around the world look to cloud to power their core business systems in addition to their customer-facing applications. This brief outlines the 10 key factors that will shape the cloud computing landscape in 2017 and advises infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders how to respond.

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