Dec 032010

The rapid growth of Cloud Computing has been fueled by a combination of economic and technological factors, but sustained by the immediate business benefits which have clearly demonstrated that it is not just another over-hyped tech trend. I expect this market to grow even more rapidly as organizations of all sizes move from asking “What is Cloud Computing and why is it important?” to “Where and how can I capitalize on the Cloud?”

These organizations will leverage a combination of public, private and community Cloud solutions. They will also migrate to SaaS-based enterprise applications which include social networking capabilities similar to those found in Chatter. A growing number of organizations will also capitalize on a widening array of Cloud-based Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions and “datamarts”, as well as Business Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) alternatives. In sum, the rapidly evolving Cloud Computing landscape will transform the way organizations procure, utilize and administer business applications and processing power.

[Editor’s Note: This post is part of the annual “Cutter Predicts …” series, compiled at the Cutter Consortium website.]


Jeffrey M. Kaplan

Jeff Kaplan is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology Strategies practice. He has developed expertise in helping IT enterprise decision makers with their sourcing strategies. In addition, he assists solution providers with their marketing strategies and venture firms with their investment strategies.


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