The buzz over Platform as a Service (PaaS) is loud—and will only get louder. According to research company IDC, the market for PaaS solutions will increase by 30 percent annually to reach $14 billion by 2017. PaaS has quickly evolved into a standard for building agile, low-cost IT infrastructures, and if you are in IT, that’s cause for excitement.
Although PaaS is an IT project, the smart money lies in evaluating its business value. You need to look at your company’s strategic goals and make sure that you implement the best option to support those targets. In the digital economy, platform matters, and you must deploy the PaaS capabilities that are best suited to your company’s digital endeavors. Here are five ways an integrated cloud platform will give your company a competitive edge.