Channel Futures, December 21st, 2017
The top 2018 cloud trends will put an end to the time when a cloud vendor could launch a new product and secure market share because it was new—or there was simply no other option. Today, cloud companies must differentiate and add value—through technology, services, support or some combination of these.In the end, all cloud vendors will have to come up with something counterintuitive to what has been thought all along in order to succeed over the long term. In 2018, emerging technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and internet of things (IoT) will require closer scrutiny. Let’s take a look at some of these and related trends.