2016 Will be the Year of the Cloud

…and here’s why I think so:
  • Salesforce, the world’s biggest SaaS-vendor, will be the event partner for this year’s CeBIT, and thus no one (also in the very conservative German IT market) will be able to ignore how mature and feature-rich cloud solutions have become today.
  • People forget quickly, so they will also soon forget what Edward Snowden revealed about what can happen to our data residing on cloud servers (or just being transferred via the internet).
  • “The normative power of the factual”: all big software vendors, including SAP, shift their development efforts towards cloud solutions, most of their new solutions are pure cloud solutions (or at least also available in a SaaS-model) – so soon companies will have no choice anyway, it get’s the de-facto standard.
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