The line between software provider and infrastructure provider has blurred. The desktop is dead. The cloud is thriving. And everyone wants a piece of the action.
While pressure to adopt cloud technology increases, vendors realize they can't build their entire cloud ecosystems in-house. As a result, cloud mergers and acquisitions are going down at a rapid clip and there's really no sign of a slow-down In fact, the pace of cloud consolidation is enough to make your head spin.
At the same time, the thorny issue of data ownership, control and usage has caused business to wonder if it's safe to turn their data over to cloud providers and trust it off-site on some else's severs. And while the cloud remains a relatively-secure medium for data storage, cloud-selling solution providers should review their contracts regarding their liability in the case of a data breach. Without proper wording, VARs and solution providers are subject to negligence laws and repercussions from the Federal Trade Commission and the upcoming SAFE Act.
This Cloud-focused eZine, a part of CRN's Thought Leadership Series, provides readers with valuable ideas and insight into the rapidly changing cloud landscape, offering facts, projections, and opinions from some major thought-leaders in the IT market.