Industry clouds: vertical solutions for cloud success

Part of the On Cloud Podcast series

Cloud is a force multiplier, but many companies need industry-specific solutions. Enter industry clouds: composable bundles of digital services that provide vertically-oriented solutions for business transformation.

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What are industry clouds, and why should we care?

Cloud can be a force multiplier for most companies. However, cloud is a general solution, and many organizations need industry-specific capabilities built for their particular vertical market. In this Knowledge Short, David Linthicum discusses how industry clouds can meet those needs by providing composable, industry-specific bundles of digital services that enable organizations to pick the services they need to meet their transformation needs and achieve better outcomes.


There's a strategic benefit to enterprises in leveraging industry clouds in the fact that they're able to reallocate resources back into aspects of the business that they wish to grow and move faster.

As the chief cloud strategy officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP, David Linthicum is responsible for building innovative technologies that help clients operate more efficiently while delivering strategies that enable them to disrupt their markets.


Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).




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