Analysts are predicting cloud computing will grow to $105B and represent 17 percent of the total IT spend by 2017. Add to the mix that cloud services and solutions are on pace to realize an annual growth rate that’s 5x the total IT spend and it’s safe to say cloud computing is officially mainstream. So why are only a fifth of today’s channel partners selling and supporting cloud-based solution and services?
There are a number of excuses and reasons we share, but the reality is if you’re not selling and supporting cloud services and solutions in 2015, you’re starting off the year at a significant disadvantage.
Demand for cloud services and solutions is on the rise among small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as enterprises. And many of those channel partners who have migrated to cloud services are reporting record-growth. Why? Because the business case for cloud is universal, undeniable and growing stronger as a result of these five trends:
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