Not long ago in a technology world not so far away, traditional on-premises information technology was the norm for ambitious enterprises . Every few years, management would realize that existing assets had become outdated, and work towards a technology refresh. Often times these refreshes were arduous, multi-month-long projects requiring increased manpower, strategic advisory, and research towards purchasing the right products.
As technology innovation accelerated, refreshes reflected the enterprise’s ability to adapt to changing economic times. Complementary technologies including the internet and mobile devices offered opportunities for targeted customer engagement and interaction, but few enterprises could fight the battle of storage capacity, opting to stay behind until such capabilities were available. In these times, adaptable enterprises flourished while complacent ones suffered.
In the past few years, however, tides have changed with the new hope of cloud. Arriving in the technology sector bringing the promise of flexible cost models, increased business agility, and more effective collaboration, many enterprises have taken the leap. For DevOps teams, cloud solutions like IBM Bluemix, UrbanCode, and WebSphere offer the cloud firepower required to fight off the evil forces of technology stagnation. As the market matures, research firm Gartner even predicts that 50% of enterprises will adopt cloud by 2017.
If the force has awakened for you as you seek technology clarity, look no further than Perficient. From leading solutions like the Innovation Lab to the migration-as-a-service Immersion Solution to our talented consultants, we’ve helped numerous healthcare, retail, and enterprise technology firms strike back against the competition. Many of our clients have told us that these cloud solutions were indeed the technologies they were looking for.
May the cloud be with you.
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