Expect more from the Cloud
These examples of successful deployment illustrate how hybrid cloud will continue to be a key enabler for digital transformation in an increasing mobile-first, cloud-first world. Organizations need to recognise that the industry no longer emphasises on tradition - it only respects innovation. And cloud is where these innovations continue to take place as new demands arise every day. From the perspective of the cloud-service provider, we expect to see more cloud-services made available, making cloud adoption a very compelling direction.
With International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasting cloud IT infrastructure spending to grow at an annual growth rate of 15.6 percent and will reach US$54.6 billion by 2019 (accounting for 46.5 percent of the total spending on IT infrastructure), the pace of the cloud will irrefutably continue to accelerate, and will continue to be a cloud innovation to be reckoned with in 2016 and beyond.
- Steven Yong is the Business Group Lead, Cloud & Enterprise Group for Microsoft Malaysia
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