Industry cloud is the next frontier in cloud computing as it is one of the untapped regions of the tech and business world.
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What it is
Cloud computing itself has evolved beyond buzzword status, and at this point most companies have embraced the cloud in some way, whether through private cloud, public cloud or hybrid cloud. But the newest untapped region of the tech and business world is industry cloud.
Industry cloud is a vertical cloud that provides tools, technologies, and business services uniquely tailored to a specific industry, such as healthcare, education or finance. Industry cloud services are generally managed and provided by experts who understand the targeted industry, and the products and services offered are geared to meet the unique needs of that industry. Think of it as a more turnkey way of embracing or migrating to the cloud.