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Digital Disruption Profile: Cloud Computing Disrupts and Enables

Published: 20 October 2017

ID: G00338239

Analyst(s): David Smith


Cloud computing has been one of the most disruptive trends in IT markets over the past decade, and future disruptions await. CIOs can benefit from cloud disruptions, or fall victim to market changes wrought by cloud disruptions.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Impact and Position
  • Elements of Disruption
  • Disruptions/Fundamental Shifts
    • What Is Being Disrupted? IT Job Skills Mix
    • What Is Being Disrupted? Existing IT Markets (for Example, Servers and Software)
    • What Is Being Disrupted? IT Decision Making
  • Secondary Effects

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