Cloud Trends and Strategies for 2017


Cloud Trends and Strategies for 2017

Cloud computing is in the midst of massive growth, with sales of services increasing nearly six times faster than overall IT spending. This is great news for partners who are positioned to get their clients to the cloud, then help them thrive once they arrive. This Report looks at trends to keep in mind now and in the year ahead plus five strategies for capitalizing on opportunities – including ways for partners who aren't "cloud ready" to catch up.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • As cloud platforms and services mature, the market for them is still growing and rapidly evolving.
  • Companies are increasingly seeking to acquire IT capacity and business functionality in as-a-service models.
  • Cloud sales should focus on best meeting the client's needs and not on any particular product or platform.

About the Author

Kevin Casey writes about technology and business for a wide variety of publications and companies. He won an Azbee Award, given by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, for his story, "Are You Too Old for IT?" He’s a former community choice honoree in the Small Business Influencer Awards. His weekly column, "This Week in Modern Software," appears on the New Relic blog.