In 2016 we published a White Paper on Cloud Computing. There we concluded that the introduction of Cloud computing was entering a period corresponding to a hundred years ago, when centralized electricity production was introduced. As with the effects of electrification, we are about to see a real world impact everywhere from the adoption of Cloud computing. Lower barriers of entry for companies, access to best-in- class technologies for everyone and accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship leading to much im- proved productivity will have profound consequences.
In this follow-up paper we provide an update on the progression and try to assess how IoT, A.I. and 5G will grow symbiotically with the Cloud and argue that the Cloud will be the foundation for the digital transformation of enterprises as we enter the Second Machine Age. Information technology leveraging a Cloud infrastructure is becoming a central and strategic priority for most businesses. This is a fundamental change that will play out over many years.Read more Download the White Paper