The painting on the wall is clear: the growth of the cloud is a new driver of innovation and projects worldwide. Cloud computing started as a way to improve servers, initially used for development purposes and startups wanting to avoid unnecessary expenses. When IT departments realized the ability for cloud deployments to scale, the cloud became an attractive value proposition. This has allowed IT departments to refocus on value-added tasks, rather than spending days patching servers at data centers.
Much like Google once accelerated learning by popularizing search technology, cloud computing is now accelerating the adoption of new innovations. For example, Artificial Intelligence APIs are now ready for integration into cloud-based platforms.