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Whither Apple’s iCloud?

by Andrew White  |  October 10, 2017  |  Submit a Comment

I saw this article (Apple’s exec in charge of back-end technology for iCloud has left) and in reading it I observed that Apple is paying its competitors for cloud infrastructure services.  Given the recent policy edict on Amazon and Wal-Mart, I wondered what Apple was thinking.

Should Apple continue to pay Amazon and Microsoft more money as Apple’s cloud storage and compute business grows as it must?  Or will Apple change supplier?  Or will Apple even develop its own IaaS capability to neuter the competitive situation?  Interesting….

 

Category: innovation  

Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a research vice president and agenda manager for MDM and Analytics at Gartner. His main research focus is master data management (MDM) and the drill-down topic of creating the "single view of the product" using MDM of product data. He was co-chair… Read Full Bio




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