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Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing

December 12, 2018


As 2018 comes to a close, it is once again time to talk predictions for the upcoming year. This webinar outlines Forrester’s five key cloud predictions that will shape the market for 2019. This session goes beyond the published predictions report, featuring insights from Forrester’s lead cloud platform analysts, Dave Bartoletti and Lauren E. Nelson.

Key takeaways:

  • Enterprises are no longer putting off modernization of core business applications. New database, edge, internet-of-things, and artificial intelligence services will drive a surge in cloud spending as companies use them to modernize their most crucial business apps. Many companies will decide when to leverage platform-as-a-service (PaaS) — and when to design for neutrality. 
  • After many years of stagnant private cloud strategies and adoption, expect three distinct approaches to finally emerge, including a more developer-focused “outcome-based” approach. And no, OpenStack is not dead, and neither is that much-hated journey-to-cloud story. 
  • Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based, industry-specific apps have long faced delays — but no more. 2019 will herald the first comprehensive industry cloud ecosystems, with extensible SaaS apps at their core. Vertical value and the best form of delivery will fuel much conversation into the new year.

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