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How Cloud Enables Innovation for Businesses

The following is the second blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance.

In our first blog in this series, we explored the current state of cloud and how it has changed over time. In this blog, we will take a look at how cloud enables – and promotes – innovation.

Why cloud is just the beginning for innovation

Making the cloud your central hub isn’t where the innovation stops. In most cases, cloud is just the beginning.

Technologies like IoT and AI have opened completely new ways of collecting and analyzing data to deliver real-time intelligent information to customers. With its ability to enable innovation, velocity, and agility, the cloud allows you to create new revenue streams that were previously not possible, letting you quickly move current products and services to the next level today, not six months from now.

You’re also able to focus even more on the rapid deployment of applications with platform-as-a-service (PaaS) models. This type of service removes the cost and complexity of managing servers and server clusters so that IT can focus on the rapid development and deployment of the business application of service. With this service, you are able to build applications on cloud for cloud – cloud-native applications.

According to Gartner, PaaS spending is expected to grow by 23.7% in 2019 to $18.8 billion.

Cloud opens up myriad opportunities with technologies like DevOps, machine learning, APIs, microservices, data lakes, predictive analytics, and bots to further innovate and make the most of the information that businesses store. Cloud computing provides a new set of advanced tools that allows any business in any industry to truly innovate and disrupt. It is because of this that many businesses are quickly making the move to the cloud.

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Victor Wolters, Enterprise Strategist

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