This episode of the Future CXO Minute is sponsored by Community Summit North America, the largest independent gathering of the Microsoft Business Applications ecosystem taking place October 10-13 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. With 500+ Dynamics 365 & Power Platform sessions and over 300 speakers, this event is a must-attend for Microsoft customers. Go to summitna.com for more details.
In Episode 43 of the CXO2 Minute, Wayne discusses what the cloud is (and isn’t) for non-Fortune 500, small and medium businesses (SMB) that are new to cloud infrastructure and its powerful capabilities.
00:08 — Wayne previews this episode’s sponsor, Community Summit North America, a live event to be held October 10-13 in Orlando, Florida.
01:18 — The analyst world often focuses on big tech companies with big IT budgets, but what about the smaller companies?
01:46 — Some organizations might think they’re on cloud infrastructure when it’s actually running on its own servers — not an MSP.
02:44 — Making customers think the cloud is some computer in another building does the customer a disservice.
03:05 — Real cloud Software-as-a-Service delivers enterprise-wide efficiency, scalability, security, reliability, and availability. Small and medium business (SMB) executives should be asking the companies that support them, “What do you mean by cloud?” If the answer isn’t one of the major cloud vendors, there’s a good chance your company isn’t yet taking advantage of real cloud innovation.
If you missed Cloud Wars Expo in person, you’re in luck. Now available for free to Acceleration Economy subscribers: Approximately 40 hours of on-demand cloud and CXO education content featuring more than 100 speakers.
Want more tech insights for the top execs? Subscribe to the Leadership channel: