The non-profit IT industry association CompTIA has published its “Second Annual Trends in Cloud Computing” study (read a summary here). The data shows that cloud computing is weaving its way into the IT and business mainstream. Per the report, “the hesitation is disappearing and companies are moving quickly past experimentation and into heavier use of cloud computing.” That heavier use is in both increased numbers of users and increasingly complex applications and processes going into the cloud. From that perspective, our Cloud BPM has the hallmarks of the platform of the future for the CIO and his or her team.
The trend beyond Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) consumption of fairly simple cloud applications to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) creation of new and complex solutions is significant. PaaS accelerates IT’s ability to meet the needs of the business. In addition to speed, BPM PaaS specifically does even more. It creates a flexible and unified enterprise IT infrastructure, and delivers economies of scale in creating new enterprise-level cloud services and applications. That’s what our Cloud BPM gives the CIO.