This report details trends for cloud services as we move into 2013, including the growing connection between cloud, mobility, and data; cloud services governance and integration; and continuing development of cloud ecosystems among vendors.
While cost remains a driving factor for many cloud services investments, some customers are beginning to consider cloud more strategically, in terms of what it could mean for improving business processes, entering new markets and geographies, and increasing overall business efficiency.
Using cloud services more strategically has implications for how these services are managed, governed, and ultimately integrated with existing IT assets and other cloud services. These issues are increasingly important if customers want to access an orchestrated set of services in traditional, private, and public cloud models.
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