Enterprises are on separate journeys to the cloud. However, many of the same business objectives, in terms of the core benefits, exist within most of these businesses. So, what are those objectives?
The answers may surprise you.
Gigaom has its pulse on the needs of the enterprise, including some emerging patterns that are counterintuitive to much of what the technology press reports. This includes the fact that the cloud is now working, it’s efficient and second and third projects are now being planned.
In my keynote presentation at the Open Data Center Alliance’s Forecast 2014 conference, I’ll review what’s happening right now as enterprises move to public clouds, using real data from real adopters. What’s more, I will provide predictions around what is likely to occur in the world of cloud computing in in the next 18-24 months, as well as recommendations about how to exploit coming changes and growth of cloud-based platforms.
The movement to cloud computing is the most significant transition from one technology platform to another since we began using computers to automate our businesses. While many enterprises are proceeding with caution, they are proceeding. Most find success, but lessons are being learned.
Come to Forecast, being held September 22-24 in San Francisco, to learn those lessons for yourself and hear from other enterprise IT leaders as they share best practices in cloud computing adoption. The full lineup of speakers and sessions is here. Gigaom readers can attend Forecast for just $99. Register here and use the discount code GIGA14 to take advantage of this special rate.
–David Linthicum, Gigaom Research Analyst