The Cloud Is Just One Step Toward Machine Learning

The critics are right. Cloud savings don’t all go to the bottom line. Cloud is the first step in this decade’s change process. Companies move files to the cloud because it costs less, and scales better. They enable development of apps that are instantly available to all users. This is great for the users, for the cloud operators, and for the companies with app development environments. But it’s just one step. The next step is to automate the use of these vast mountains of data that have moved to the cloud. It’s called machine learning, adapting business to changes in data as they occur, changing conditions in the real world without human intervention at all. The marketing hype from Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will call this “Cloud 2.0,” but what we’re…


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