North Bridge & Wikibon Launch Sixth Annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey

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At the launch of this program, market hype outpaced adoption of cloud computing. Today, cloud use is less about adoption and more about putting the cloud to work with an endless array of potential applications.

Organizations and influencers join forces to uncover trends, report on state of cloud computing today

WALTHAM, Mass., -- October 4, 2016 -- North Bridge, an inception-to-growth stage venture capital firm today announced the launch of its sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey in partnership with research analyst firm, Wikibon, and 45 collaborating cloud companies, to date. The program is vendor-agnostic and supported by companies large and small.

The goal of this study is to highlight and track key challenges in the development, deployment, and operationalization of cloud computing software across market segments. The unique proposition of this initiative is an industry-wide collaboration of organizations and influencers ranging from cloud native startups to large enterprises.  

At the launch of this program, market hype outpaced adoption of cloud computing. Today, cloud use is less about adoption and more about putting the cloud to work with an endless array of potential applications. The shift in cloud inhibitors evidence this shift to a maturation of cloud computing moving from issues of reliability and interoperability to current issues such as security, regulation, privacy and a new form of vendor lock-in. All participants are encouraged to follow @futureofcloud and use #futureofcloud to join the discussion on Twitter and stay informed on study findings.

What: Sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey is NOW open.  

Where: The survey is available at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NBCloud2016

Who: The 2016 Future of Cloud Computing survey is sponsored by North Bridge and Wikibon with the support of more than 44 collaborators (full list below; Platinum Level Collaborators noted in bold), who have contributed, endorsed and will distribute the survey.

Join: We welcome additional collaborators to join part in the broadest study of cloud computing in the industry today. See more at:  http://www.northbridge.com/2016-north-bridge-future-cloud-computing-program-overview

To view the results of the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 surveys please visit: http://www.northbridge.com/cloud-computing.

2016 Collaborators are:

1. Acquia
2. Actifio
3. Apperian
4. Appformix
5. Cazena
6. Clarity
7.Cloud Elements
8. CloudHealth Tech
9. Cloudability
10. CloudOps
11. Couchbase
12. Disqus
13. Dyn
14. eGenera
15. EnterpriseDB
16. eRecruit
17. Exoscale
18. Harmon.ie
20. Hornet Security
21. IngeniousMed
22. Iron.io
23. Linux Foundation
24. Microsoft

25. Nasuni
26. Newforma
27. Onshape
28. Open Exchange
29. OutSystems
30. Plexxi
31. PolarSeven
32. Red Hat
33. Reval
34. Rift-IO
35. Rightscale
36. Salsify
37. Scribe
38. Sharethrough
39. Signiant
40. SpringCM
41. Tapjoy
42. Think Strategies
43. Unidesk
44. Unitrends
45. Wikibon
46. WPEngine

About North Bridge

North Bridge Growth Equity, and its affiliate North Bridge Venture Partners, actively partner with founders and entrepreneurs of market-leading companies, who are using technology to disrupt and reinvent large, dynamic markets. With $3.8 billion of capital under management, the firm has funded more than 170 companies creating many billions in market value. Among those firms are Acquia, Actifio, Dyn, Demandware, IngeniousMed, Proto Labs, Starent Networks, Seniorlink, Smart Pak, Valence Health and WP Engine. The firm is based in Waltham, MA. To learn more about North Bridge go to www.northbridge.com and follow the company @North Bridge.

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