Gartner’s Benoit Lheureux has posted two Strategic Planning Assumption Predictions for Integration, B2B and Cloud Services Brokerage on his blog:
- By 2014, the CSB vendor landscape will have grown from dozens to hundreds of providers.
- By 2015, 50% of “Integration as a Service” (IaaS) will be consumed as an embedded feature of other IT offerings.
While I think that the IaaS acronym is accepted by most to mean Infrastructure as a Service (Public and Private Cloud), I do agree with the embedded nature of cloud integration. D&B360 is a great example. I like how Tom Carlock puts it in this Informatica Cloud video:
- Gartner’s “Creative” Cloud Magic Quadrant – On Analysts, Cogitation and Vested Interests (diversity.net.nz)
- Gartner Forecasts 16% Increase In Enterprise SaaS Revenue During 2011 (cloudave.com)