By some estimates, 40% of companies today will no longer be in business in ten years. Why? The democratizing forces of cloud computing are changing the dynamics by which businesses compete. To thrive in the new cloud economy, IT organizations need to transform their computing environments to enable more business innovation, faster time to market, and better operational efficiencies. Those that fail to heed this cloud siren call could end up in the digital dustbin of history. ESG covers all facets of the cloud computing landscape—from hyper-scale cloud service providers through traditional data center technology vendors to emerging technology startups. As businesses move toward a hybrid blend of private and multi-public cloud consumption, we’ll continue to track the trends that could define the victors and the vanquished in this highly dynamic market space.
Clearly many organizations have an on-premises-first mindset as they begin to formulate their hybrid cloud strategies. When asked to identify the most important consideration in these decisions, more than half (51%) cited seamless compatibility with their on-premises infrastructure.
Current process and technology approaches to hybrid cloud strategies, including striking the right balance of on- and off-premises workloads.
Mark Bowker is a senior analyst responsible for the enterprise mobility, identity, and mobile security coverage at ESG. Leveraging 20+ years of IT industry experience, Mark researches what it takes to support today’s workforce as seen through both IT and end user lenses.
Fascinated by the transformation in workforce behavior brought about by mobility, and how businesses are embracing mobility-enabled workflows and processes, Mark’s research spans alternative desktop, application, and data delivery strategies to enterprise mobility management technology, mobility’s impact on IT and business, and the broader IT vendor marketplace.