The Acceleration Economy Analyst Network reacts to Analyst Predictions for 2022. In a roundtable discussion, Aaron Back is joined by analysts Kieron Allen, Frank Ohlhorst, Chris Hughes, and Wayne Sadin to talk through the industry cloud evolution.
03:27 — The analysts reflect on predictions from Bob Evans‘ journal piece about industry cloud evolution. With the virtualization of technology, Bob suggested that eventually the term ‘industry’ will be dropped and it will shift to just a ‘cloud solution.’
04:18 — Years ago, the term ‘big data’ was introduced. Then, that term was later just referred to as ‘data.’ The same idea is happening with industry clouds. Although the terminology is helpful when making a transition, it’s all a question of how these tools affect our thinking.
05:57 — What will happen when a whole industry goes down because the cloud goes down? How are people thinking about continuity from an industry perspective?
06:45 — For many years, technologies, such as industry clouds, have built integrated ecosystems with the right level of backup to be prepared for possible disruptions so the technology can continue to serve its purpose.
08:02 — How do people develop these tools to develop business outcomes? Confronting the possibility of a cloud outage, the idea of multi-cloud and hybrid solutions can ensure that this won’t happen across industries regardless of what segment you’re in.
08:34 — Organizations need to gravitate towards the thinking of having solutions unique to their respective industries that are comprised of components that all communicate with each other.
09:55 — By thinking in industry terms rather than vendor terms, we move closer to business professionals understanding how these tools can support their needs.