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Cloud Computing

On the Horizon

Data Watch

February 2017

Progressive leaders are looking for the next business functions to move to the cloud.


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What's next for cloud leaders? According to the Harvard Business Review report “Cloud Computing Comes of Age,” the cloud has forever changed some key business processes. Of the 376 business and technology leaders interviewed, 60 percent have some cloud services in their businesses, working primarily in marketing, recruiting, and sales automation. But what’s next? Cloud leaders are looking for enterprise resource planning clouds on the horizon. “It’s no longer enough to deliver speed and simplicity; the cloud must also support mission-critical operations,” says Rod Johnson, group vice president, Oracle Cloud Applications. More at bit.ly/1JU8AUO.

Aaron Lazenby

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