In this interview summary, Amazon’s CTO (Werner Vogels) discusses not only the global reach of cloud and SaaS but its impact on IT infrastructure Amazon CTO Werner Vogels: Cloud and SaaS are going global, fast — Tech News and Analysis.
For emerging markets:
“The impact of cloud and SaaS will be huge on small and medium businesses…”
“The cloud is eliminating the need for IT infrastructure and as a result we are starting to see cloud just catch up internationally, and how businesses are changing as a result…”
While Mr. Vogels’ comments are focused on international business impact, I know of a US business which who has grown from startup to 1,000’s of employees in a few short years. Not a high-tech company, not in “traditional” markets, this company is HQ’s in the Rust Belt and is providing products and services in a highly regulated industry. Its agility and velocity in pursuing and delivering solutions is its key differentiator.