Few trends in information technology (IT) have had a greater impact than the rise of cloud computing. In 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading public cloud provider, brought in $12.2 billion in net sales, a 55% increase over the previous year. Today’s startup companies are practically required to have a cloud strategy or risk losing funding. Not to mention, just about every enterprise CIO has cloud migration and security in their top strategic mandates, and about 70% of organizations have at least one application in the cloud.
The cloud has won, and its momentum is only expected to increase. However, not every company is equally well-positioned to move to the cloud. Companies will need to adjust their strategies and approach to remain competitive over the next decade.
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