Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 12 p.m. CST
Everest Group and Cloud Connect conducted a first of its kind assessment of the major driving forces behind enterprise cloud adoption. This survey was unique in that it examined the perceived benefits and pain points among cloud buyers and compared the results with those of service providers and third party consultants. The results are surprising and indicate some shifting market drivers and surprising disconnects between cloud buyers and sellers. The survey also examined:
- Current and future adoption patterns across cloud layers – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, BPaaS
- Current and future adoption across cloud hosting models – Public, Private and Hybrid
- Adoption trends by application workload
- Stakeholder involvement in cloud investments
Join Scott Bils, Partner, Everest Group, and Steve Wylie, General Manager, Cloud Connect, for an enlightening look at enterprise cloud adoption trends that will significantly shape this market for years to come.
Scott Bils, Partner, Everest Group
Scott Bils has nearly two decades of expertise in technology business and product strategy, operations, corporate and business development, mergers and acquisitions, and alliances in the early stage and next generation information technology (IT) markets. As the leader of Everest Group’s Next Generation IT practice, Scott approaches each consulting engagement with service providers, infrastructure vendors, and buyers with an end-to-end understanding of disruptive cloud technologies, virtualization, and mobile computing. Scott speaks regularly on cloud-related topics, having presented at Interop, CloudBeat and Cloud Connect. He is frequently quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Network World, Sandhill.com and other media outlets. Scott can be found on Twitter @sbils.
Steve Wylie, General Manager, Cloud Connect
Conference industry veteran Steve Wylie has been involved with some of the world’s leading business technology conferences for the past 15 years. As the General Manager for UBM Tech’s Cloud Connect brand, Steve is the driving force behind the defining cloud event for IT professionals, developers, and leading cloud providers. Steve has been a regular columnist on InformationWeek.com and serves on the Social Networking advisory board at HR.com. Steve formerly co-chaired the annual Interop conferences in Las Vegas and New York. Prior to running conferences, Steve managed Interop’s renowned InteropNet, including a multi-vendor test lab geared to evaluate, improve and showcase early implementations of open-standard IT infrastructure technologies. Steve can be found on Twitter @swylie650.