I’ve been getting a growing number of questions about my predictions for the Cloud Computing market in 2011.
My work is still in progress, but here are a few predications that I hope you will find provocative if not down right brilliant
â€¢ Despite the hype to the contrary, in 2011 many cloud computing efforts in large enterprises will bare tornadoes.
The principle issues include but are not limited to incomplete cloud management platforms, immature security tools and significant shortfalls in interoperability.
â€¢ Cloud computing acceptance will accelerate in the small business sector during 2011.
One of the byproducts of the macro economic environment we find ourselves facing, is high relative net new growth in the small business (SMB) services sector. This is an operating group that traditionally as been both frugal and incompetent, or looked at IT as a necessary evil and not a weapon of revenue. I think that there is a seismic shift in the behavior of small business about the value of IT and one of the translations will be a migration to cloud computing.
â€¢ New cloud market entrants touting specific service agilities and/or functions will make the loudest noise in 2011.
In fact its quite likely that we will see more function specific clouds supporting multiple modalities across both public and private cloud frameworks in 2011 than we have seen in the last five years combined.
â€¢ The mobile cloud computing market triples (at least) in 2011
Statistics indicate that nearly 30% of Americanâ€™s are walking around with more computing power than they had at their desktop toward the end of the last decade. We will likely see innovation here a few areas including: private mobile frameworks for the enterprise workforce, public multi-tenant, multi-service frameworks that support consumer application provisioning that include support for real time and on demand video, audio and gaming services.
Again, this is work in progress. I would really appreciate hearing your point of views. predictions
…and of course, feel free to flame me !
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