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Industry's Largest Cloud Survey Reveals Cloud Momentum Driving Enterprise to 'Re-Orchestrate' Strategy

North Bridge, a growth equity and venture capital firm, in partnership with research analyst firm Wikibon, announced the results of its sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey, which analyzesread more

Cloud Computing Trends in 2016, Outlook for the Cloud in 2017 and Beyond

By Shankar Narayanan, 1 Red, January 1, 2017 This review from does a thorough review of the study in the greater context of what the industry is reporting on Cloud – pointingread more

New survey shows hybrid is leading approach, security waning as blocker to cloud adoption

By Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Azure + Security Marketing, December 21, 2016 Microsoft Azure executive, Julia White reviews the Future of Cloud survey findings and makes key comparison’sread more

Webcast of 6th Annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results

The 6th Annual Survey Findings were revealed in a thoughtful Webcast that featured Holly Maloney McConnell, Principal at North Bridge Growth Equity and Stu Miniman, Sr. Infrastructure & Cloudread more

New Survey Reveals a Surge in Cloud First Adoption Strategies

By Paul Gillin, Enterprise Editor, SiliconANGLE, December 13, 2016 Paul Gillin reviews the findings and amplifies the extent to which “Cloud First” is moving Cloud adoption past the tipping pointread more

The Specter of Performance and the Adoption of Hybrid Clouds

By Frank Olhorst, Magnum Consulting, December 1, 2016 On the heals of the 2016 Gigaom industry gathering, the author reflects on the “year of the Hybrid cloud” and what this means for data centersread more

Open Source Helps Drive Cloud Adoption Says 2016 Future of Cloud Survey

By Amber Ankerholz,, December 13, 2016 The Linux Foundation was a Platinum level collaborator in the 2016 Future of Cloud Survey. In this piece, the Jim Zemlin elaborates on how the tworead more

Cloud computing becoming core competency for 2016, says Wikibon

By Bert Latamore, Wikibon, January 8, 2016 Silicon Angle discusses the impact of cloud as a key differentiator for software companies with further growth expected for hardware and components. Readread more

2016 North Bridge Future of Cloud Computing: Program Overview

View the Program Overview and Thought Leadership opportunities. Download PDF Introduction North Bridge is pleased to announce the sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey and thought leadershipread more

Cloud Computing's Let's-Roll-Up-Our-Sleeves-And-Make-This-Stuff-Work Moment

In this review of the 2015 Survey findings, Joe McKendrick of Forbes drives home the era of Cloud practicality – a major insight from this year’s survey. Read more

The Dollars And Cents Behind Enterprise Cloud Adoption

By PYMNTS, January 5, 2016 An article on reports on the results of the 2015 Future Of Cloud Computing Study sponsored by North Bridge and Wikibon. Noted is that beyond the migration ofread more

Cloud Computing's Let's-Roll-Up-Our-Sleeves-And-Make-This-Stuff-Work Moment

By Joe McKendrick, Forbes, December 17, 2015 Gartner recently redefined cloud computing from a glitzy new technology, stating that it’s time for the serious work of leveraging the capability of theread more

2015 Future of Cloud Computing Program Overview for Collaborators

North Bridge is pleased to introduce the fifth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey and thought leadership program.              read more

Cloud Adoption a Cost Savings? Not if you Overlook the Fundamentals

By Dan Phillips, CloudHealth Technologies CEO and Co-Founder The 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey revealed that business SaaS adoption increased five-fold to 74% and PaaS adoption increasedread more

Overcoming Common Concerns about the Transition to the Cloud

By Scott Hilton, EVP - Product at Dyn and member of senior leadership team Today’s guest blog post is courtesy of Scott Hilton, EVP- Product at Dyn As cloud adoption continues to accelerateread more

The Future Of Cloud Is Hybrid, Mike Schultz, Microsoft

Mike Schutz, General Manager of Microsoft’s Cloud Platform Marketing operation, offers insights based on Microsoft Azure’s involvement as a collaborator in the Future of Cloud Computingread more

Already Going Strong SaaS Adoption keeps on Growing, Barb Darrow, Gigaom

Reported by Barb Darrow of Gigaom: New research from North Bridge Venture Partners and Gigaom Research indicates that the growing adoption of SaaS shows strong signs of continuing. In the four yearsread more

Survey: New Business will drive Second Wave of Cloud Adoption, David Card, Gigaom Research

David Card, Vice President of Research at Gigaom Research, compares the findings of the 2014 Cloud Computing Survey (produced by North Bridge in collaboration with Gigaom and 72 collaborators), withread more

Industry’s Largest Cloud Computing Survey Reveals 5x Adoption Of SaaS

North Bridge Venture Partners, in conjunction with Gigaom Research and a record 72 collaborating organizations, today released results for its fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing survey. Thisread more

Future of Cloud Survey Shows Significance of Open Source

The 451 Group was pleased to work with North Bridge Venture Partners, GigaOM and additional companies and players in the industry for the Future of Cloud Computing Survey 2011, which confirmed theread more

Making Sense of the Cloud and Big Data with Charles Fan

I had the opportunity recently to sit down with Charles Fan in Shanghai. Charles is well known in China for having set up R&D facilities for EMC and VMware and for having created a world classread more

A Cloud Storm is Brewing

This week at the GigaOM Structure conference the Future of Cloud Computing Forum is unveiling the results of its first annual survey. With more than 400 respondents, virtually evenly split betweenread more

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2016 Future Of Cloud Computing...

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Rise of the Cloud-First Enterprise

By Pedro Hernandez, DataMation, December 14, 2016 DataMation contributing writer reviews the s... more »


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Global survey finds cloud...

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Why Uber—and whatever is coming...

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Clouds Direction is Very Strategic...

A new survey from North Bridge Venture Partners demonstrated how far, and how fast, the adoptio... more »


Business Decisions Behind Cloud...

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Cloud Computing Survey

The 2013 Future of Cloud Computing Survey has launched. The 2013 survey results promise to reve... more »


Five Cloud Trends: Delivering...

Michael Skok, general partner of North Bridge Venture Partners, keeps his finger on the pulse a... more »


2012 Cloud Computing Survey...

North Bridge Venture Partners has engaged nearly forty leading Cloud Computing organizations to... more »


Cloud Computing on a rainy day

Attendees at the MassTLC Cloud Computing Summit on October 13th had the opportunity to learn ab... more »


Why the Debate About Html 5 for...

On the eve of the launch of Apple’s iOS5, there are many interesting discussions raging as to w... more »


Enterprise Value in the Cloud?

Last week at the Structure Conference the Future of Cloud Computing, in collaboration with Giga... more »

Growing Hybrid Cloud Usage Will...

By David H. Deans, SYS-CON In an article on the release of the 2015 Future Of Cloud Computing S... more »

The Future Of Cloud Computing,...

By Gayle Nixon, Smart Data Collective, January 6, 2016 2015 Future Of Cloud Computing Study col... more »

Five Key Take-Aways From North...

By Louis Columbus, Enterprise Irregulars, January 4, 2016 Enterprise Irregulars takes a look at... more »

How growing hybrid cloud usage...

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