5 Big Trends Driving the Rush to the Cloud

Recent cloud statistics and predictions report that worldwide spending on public cloud services will grow from $70 billion in 2015 to more than $141 billion in 2019. Those numbers are positive, indicating that earlier concerns around reliability and security are leveling out. When the public cloud became a bona fide trend about 10 years ago, executives were encouraged at the prospect that Amazon, Microsoft, Google and others could save their company money on licensing, support, management and hardware. IT people were wondering if it would kill their jobs, though the forward-looking ones thought that the cloud might enable IT-based innovation like never before. What has been interesting to see are the business innovations that would have been cost-heavy with an on-premises infrastructure. Companies like Snapchat and other content-rich businesses that…


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