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Oxford Economics is a world leader in economic analysis for business and government, specializing in global forecasting, economic impact analysis, and evidence-based thought leadership. Founded in 1981 as a joint venture with Oxford University, Oxford Economics is now a leading independent economic consultancy. Headquartered in Oxford, UK, with offices around the world, the firm is known for the rigor of its work and as a trusted resource for decision makers.

SAP has engaged Oxford Economics for research programs including Real Time Business, SMEs: Equipped to Compete, and, of course, Unlocking the Cloud. The value of these projects lies in their deep and objective exploration of the topics at hand. The output is not about SAP or its products and services, but about the trends and technologies that define global markets. This provides SAP with actionable intelligence to share with its customers and employees.

Here, you can find two blogs on the latest research conducted by Oxford Economics about the future of Cloud.

  • The rewards of integrated platforms
    • Cloud integration will dictate the benefits or setbacks cloud users see from their investments, but capitalizing on cloud-integration strategies requires a significant amount of groundwork. Cloud leaders typically share several good habits when it comes to cloud networking…
  • What’s next for the cloud?
    • Among the predictions about the future of the cloud offered at a recent technology event in San Francisco: The role of IT will become more business-focused as routine operations are off-loaded. Some very large companies will migrate all of their technology infrastructure to the cloud, sooner rather than later. And computing power will follow the same trend as electric power did a century ago, becoming a utility delivered from industrial-grade plants (an idea popularized by Nicholas Carr’s 2008 book, The Big Switch).

Oxford Economics will be featured throughout our SAP Runs SAP Social Media Decathlon and their experts joined us for an SAP Runs SAP Google Hangout this Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 9amEST/2pmCET. Watch the replay.

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