The past month has been one in which the impact of cloud has been reinforced more than ever before. As early adopters of cloud mature, it is clear that success in the cloud will not occur with a static and singular strategy or approach by either buyers or sellers. An increasingly visible example of this relates to age of the target buyer of cloud services.
Research by capioIT highlights an increasingly significant disconnect between the approach of Millennials and Baby Boomers to the cloud. The pivotal age has an over/under of approximately 50 years old. Our research has shown that a significant number of Baby Boomers (who also often tend to be cheque signers) have not yet fully crossed the chasm to widespread cloud adoption. Millennials on the other hand have not only leapt the chasm they are typically at the front end of innovation across PaaS, SaaS and IaaS and want more.