Christmas is just around the corner meaning so is the beginning of 2018 and another exciting year at Nordcloud.
We're nearing the end of what's been a remarkable year, both for Nordcloud and for our growing community of customers! 2018 will see us add Cloud Application Development to our Cloud Infrastructure and Enablement offering, providing our customers with a complete set of Cloud transformation services to help them innovate and grow.
We will also start 2018 with a new captain at the wheel, steering us towards even greater things, our new CEO, Jan Kritz. One of Jan’s first tasks will be to lead us into our brand-new HQ at Antinkatu 1, Kamppi, Helsinki, which will become our home early in the new year.
Alongside our own success, the market will also continue to grow in 2018. Businesses will be looking at the Cloud as a means for complete transformation, not 'solely a tool'. Here are just a few of the predictions for next year:
- IDC expects worldwide whole cloud revenues to reach $554 billion in 2021, more than double those of 2016. This includes public, private, and hybrid clouds, along with managed cloud services, cloud-related professional services, and hardware and software infrastructure for building clouds.
- Deloitte says spending on IT-as-a-Service for data centers, software and services will reach $547B by the end of 2018.
- Forrester predicts that more than 50% of global enterprises will rely on at least one public cloud platform to drive digital transformation.
- Forrester also suggests that there will be a continued emphasis on digital transformation and businesses using AI, and that these two areas would eventually become the foundation for most businesses' IT strategies.
We'd like to say a big thank you to all of our customers and partners who have supported us throughout this last year and hopefully in the very exciting future. Merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year!