The Cloud: An Engine for Growth
By Karen J. Bannan
It’s well documented that organizations are looking to the cloud for everything from infrastructure to security to social business software. Many companies are finding such success that they are migrating their infrastructure completely. Worldwide cloud computing will be worth $90.7 billion by 2018, according to Juniper Research, with software-as-a-service offerings topping the $53 billion mark in that same year. SaaS sales were $23.2 billion last year, according to the research firm.
This growth includes implementations by public-facing groups like the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in the United Kingdom, which have moved their entire organizations to the cloud. The reason is simple: With the pace of technology innovation growing in leaps and bounds organizations need the ability to be agile, changing as their business models change and evolve.
A June 10 webcast sponsored by IBM, Going Faster, Saving Money: Cloud as a growth engine for business, will take on this subject as speakers explore the potential benefits that can be seen when companies move their digital presence from on premises implementations to the cloud. The speakers will talk about how, as part of this move, organizations can quickly deliver new innovative services — both internally and externally.