Where Is Cloud Going? 8 Insights From Interop ITX Study

Issues Behind The Cloud

It's not surprising that the cloud has become well entrenched in business. But what lies ahead?

In a report on the state of cloud computing, Interop ITX, a conference for technology leaders, takes the cover off some key issues surrounding what’s happening with the cloud today and what looms ahead. Notable among the findings are the futures for private, public and hybrid cloud solutions.

These findings are especially important for solution providers that have seen good chunks of their business move toward the cloud.

"There's a significant role that we are playing in helping companies understand how to take advantage of [the] capabilities that the cloud vendors bring to the table," Colwyn Warner, managing director of cloud and infrastructure services for Radnor, Pa.-based Emtec - No. 151 on CRN's Solution Provider 500 – told ITBestOfBreed.

Here are eight key insights from the Interop ITX report, which drew its findings by surveying more than 300 technology professionals in North America in October 2016.