The top trends shaping the face of cloud services by 2020

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Charlie Osborne.

The face of cloud and IT is going to change rapidly in the next five years, and the enterprise needs to respond now to maintain their market positions in the future.

Speaking to attendees at the Asigra Cloud Backup Summit held in Toronto, Canada, Tiffani Bova, Vice President & Sales Strategies analyst at Gartner said the cloud market is transforming and it is up to companies to use this to advantage -- or be left by the wayside...

Cloud technology is used for a variety of purposes, including data analysis, backup, storage and as a way to offer Software as a Service (SaaS). The enterprise uses a range of on-premises, off-premises and hybrid cloud solutions -- and as a relatively new industry, cloud is rising in popularity every year.  However, Bova believes the evolution of cloud is far from over, there are a number of key themes which will shape the face of cloud by 2020...

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