Winners in the cloud revolution

Summary: Some companies stand to benefit from the rise of the cloud and others stand to lose. ZDNet picks the IT winners.

By Jack Clark for Cloud Watch

The growth of cloud computing will affect the economic nature of the industry as much as its technology.

The huge scale at whch the hardware and software of the cloud operates is having a significant effect on not only the types of technology being used in the industry, but which companies stand to benefit from its rise. 

A round of interviews with executives within cloud companies, hardware vendors and analysts underlines the trend towards the growing influence of the cloud over the structure of the IT industry, and identifies the likely winners and losers among IT suppliers. 

This article does not focus on cloud providers, such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon, but on the companies that stand to benefit most from the changes to the IT ecosystem due to their rise.

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