Blanket cloud is good news for tech providers, says Gartner

Gartner, cloud, enterprise

Technology providers will increasingly be able to assume that their customers are using cloud capabilities as corporate "no-cloud" policies disappear, Gartner has said.

Many organisations that claim not to use the cloud actually have some “under-the-radar or unavoidable” cloud usage, according to Jeffrey Mann, Research Vice President at the research house.

Although the "concern" that some businesses have about shifting to the cloud remained "valid in some cases", Mann said a no-cloud position will become “increasingly untenable”.

Gartner said a hybrid approach would be the most common way for enterprises to use the cloud.

It is predicting that the 100 largest vendors' new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only by 2019.

Mann said: "Cloud will increasingly be the default option for software deployment.

“The same is true for custom software, which increasingly is designed for some variation of public or private cloud."

According to Yefim V. Natis, Vice President and Gartner Fellow, the future looks bright for cloud providers.

He said: “As delivery shifts more to the cloud, most IT organizations will have to reorganise to reflect the business realities of cloud computing: continuous innovation and change, pervasive integration, competing with cloud providers for some initiatives, and crucial prevalence of influence over control in IT's relationship with lines of business.

“While historically the greatest competitor to external service providers has been internal IT, with spend shifts, structural reorganisations and the business realities mentioned above, cloud providers will be in the position to gain the upper hand."

Telcos continue to boost their cloud propositions and sign new deals as they battle against IT providers.

In April, Swisscom signed a five-year deal to provide insurance company Swiss Re with a range of global cloud services.

The previous month, Deutsche Telekom launched a public cloud service that it hopes will take the fight to Amazon and Google in Europe.

More News

Three leans on Cisco Jasper to power IoT business Three leans on Cisco Jasper to power IoT business Mobile operator Three has selected Cisco Jasper to jump start its Internet of Things offering across its entire footprint. More detail
BT hit with record £42 million Ofcom fine for bad behaviour at Openreach BT hit with record £42 million Ofcom fine for bad behaviour at Openreach UK regulator Ofcom has slapped BT with a £42 million fine after its Openreach division failed to provide adequate compensation for late installations. More detail
UK telcos could be forced to shell out £185 million for poor service under Ofcom plans UK telcos could be forced to shell out £185 million for poor service under Ofcom plans Telecoms customers in the UK who experience poor landline or broadband service could be subject to automatic compensation under new proposals made by regulator Ofcom. More detail
eir loses CCO, appoints new CITO eir loses CCO, appoints new CITO Jon Florsheim has quit as Chief Commercial Officer of eir, the Ireland-based operator has revealed. More detail
Telefónica wins five-year Ferrovial comms deal Telefónica wins five-year Ferrovial comms deal Telefónica will supply infrastructure company Ferrovial with a range of communications services after winning a five-year deal. More detail
    

@eurocomms