While cloud may have formally entered the enterprise in 2006, it's now a
reality for nearly every company. The Cloud Era got its start with Software
as a service (SaaS) offerings that paved the way for innovations in CRM and
email deployments, to create new opportunities for the likes of Salesforce
and Microsoft Office 365. Still in its "early stages," cloud now encompasses
legacy applications, backups, disaster recovery, security/audit log
management and so much more. 2017 will be full of continued maturation and
will give way to a whole new generation of cloud-native applications.
This year, enterprises will truly reap the full value of cloud-enabled IT-the
days of managing infrastructure with people and manual processes are over,
and with the support of managed services and DevOps, IT can now focus on
innovation, being driven by big data and analytics.
In 2017, a... (more)