The future of cloud: Tough challenges but great possibilities

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

It's not too much to say cloud has changed the way the world works. However, challenges such as data issues, economic concerns, and cloud complexity still remain–and are imperative for companies to solve. Those that do will be well poised to define the future of cloud.

The future of cloud: Tough challenges but great possibilities

Over the next decade, the cloud will continue to transform the world in which we work and live. However, for many companies, that transformation won’t be easy. There are hurdles that both cloud providers and businesses must overcome to realize all of what’s possible with the cloud. In this episode of the podcast, David Linthicum and guest, Delphi Group’s Thomas Koulopoulos, discuss the cloud’s future—both short and long-term. Tom’s opinion is that leveraging data effectively, inefficient cloud economic and business models, and multi-cloud complexity are some of the most pressing problems that companies will need to solve over the next five years. Tom’s take? Channel partners will be key, and most companies will eventually get it right, but it will be a tough go to get there.

Technology's going to have such an enormous impact on fundamental cornerstone social institutions…but at the end of the day, it'll create a much more efficient mechanism by which to deploy these cornerstones.

Thomas Koulopoulos is President and founder of Delphi Group, a 30-year old Boston-based think tank and advisory firm. Thomas consults with clients from all industries, as well as federal and state government agencies around the world, about the future of technology.

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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible. 

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his expertise on the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two experts in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

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