August 13, 2014 — While it is easy to read all the media coverage of cloud computing and dismiss it as vendor marketing hype, the cloud is here, now, according to the Harvard Business Review.
“It’s true that there’s a lot of noise and hyperbole. But this research shows that cloud has graduated from hype to reality and is now a mainstream IT delivery mechanism for the enterprise,” said Siki Giunta, SVP for cloud, data center and connected solutions at Verizon.
A recent report from IHS Technology found cloud-based software was set to dominate workforce management solutions. That report singled out cloud-based software as having a particularly “rosy” future, noting the software-as-a-service platform is expected to nearly double from $539 million in revenues last year to nearly $1 billion in 2018.
This will help the small cell movement because they will all be under a software define networks, using cloud technologies.
Ernest Worthman is the editor of Small Cell magazine.