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IBM 2017 Predictions: Cloud Data Services

VMblog Predictions 2017

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2017.  Read them in this 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed by Derek Schoettle, General Manager of Watson Data Platform for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

IBM 2017 Trends - Cloud Data Services

  • Data First - The time is now. We all know data is vital to success but we also know it is challenging to work and collaborate with complex data from different sources. Companies will begin to embrace the journey of becoming truly data-driven and move closer to becoming cognitive businesses.
  • One Team, One Platform - Data is the common thread within the enterprise, regardless of where the source might be. In the past data handlers have relied on disparate systems for data needs. Next year, the goal will be to move data into the future by providing a one-stop shop to access, develop and explore data. Companies will now look to one data platform for integrated cloud services with easy access and consistent behavior that is equipped to satisfy the needs of diverse data-hungry professionals across the organization. Just as you can easily access a variety of apps on your smartphone, business users and data professionals will look to deploy one platform that allows their organization to tap into the rich capabilities of data. 
  • Go Cloud or Go Home - Companies are quickly gravitating to the public cloud or a hybrid cloud model. More than ever, companies will be looking to cloud data services to help accelerate the migration of their data to cloud and in turn easily generate business insights. The cloud will be the powerful engine that helps organizations collect and interpret vast amounts of data to beat the competition.

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About the Author

Derek Schoettle is the General Manager of Watson Data Platform for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform. In this role, he is focused on building and delivering an enterprise-ready public cloud data platform that serves the next generation of developers and applications. Derek joined IBM through the Cloudant acquisition where he lead the company through a series of integral changes as the CEO. Derek enjoys bringing new and disruptive technologies to market and driving growth through corporate strategy, business development, marketing and sales. He holds an MBA from Babson College and and a BA in History from Dickinson College. Derek lives just outside of Boston, MA with his wife and four children.  

Derek Schoettle 

Published Monday, December 19, 2016 9:02 AM by David Marshall
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