Enterprises’ adoption of IaaS as the primary environment for workloads will jump from 10% in 2015 to 51% in 2018. In 2015, 77% of enterprises used traditionally built IT infrastructure as the primary environment for at least one workload; by 2018, this will drop to 43%. Enterprises are likely to choose “hyperscale” providers such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, which have the largest capacity. Time-to-market and quality are accelerating cloud adoption in the enterprise with security and compliance being top concerns.
At its Build developer conference this week, Microsoft showed how it plans to stay relevant in the mobile computing market without a popular mobile OS.
Microsoft’s plan isn’t so much to rely on developers building applications for Windows 10 Mobile, but rather to create tools to help them build apps on any OS and hope this trickles down to help Microsoft as a whole.
One key move in this regard is releasing Xamarin’s tools to developers for free. Xamarin, which Microsoft acquired a few weeks ago, lets developers create apps for iOS and Android using C#, a programming language that Microsoft originated.
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