Blockchain + Cloud: Sharing Valuable Data Will Result in New Business Models
2020 was a year of rapid acceleration in the adoption of new technologies, with COVID-19 pushing companies to find ways for people to work and collaborate virtually almost overnight. For companies that hadn’t done so already, it quickly became a strategic imperative to get the majority of applications and infrastructure—a rule-of-thumb target is about 80%—to the cloud to meet the challenges of the current environment and to build for the future.
Converting your physical data center into a digital one is clearly the critical first step, but the building-for-the-future part of the equation is where most of my conversations with business leaders tend to focus. With the technology innovation that’s on the horizon, if blockchain and distributed systems aren’t part of your digital transformation strategy right now, you may not be best positioning your business for what’s just around the corner. And since most businesses are in the processes of making significant investments in their digital infrastructure, chances are your partners are, too.