Gartner has recently predicted that by 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today. CIOs will increasingly leverage a multitude of cloud computing providers across the entire IT stack to enable a huge variety of use cases and meet the requirements of their business unit peers. Indeed, the tides are shifting toward a “cloud-first” or even “cloud-only” policy.
This is especially true as far as software design, planning and development goes. However, the notion is gradually being extended toward the wider IT landscape as companies advance with their digital strategies and fully leverage data-centric and IoT-based business models, and utilize 3rd platforms that interface a myriad of devices and data streams.