The nexus of forces is a grandiose term describing a phenomenon that has been impacting business for many years, but is now reaching the level of popular attention from analysts like Gartner. Gartner says “The nexus of forces describes the convergence and mutual reinforcement of four interdependent trends: social interaction, mobility, cloud, and information. The forces combine to empower individuals as they interact with each other and their information through well-designed ubiquitous technology.”
It seems like most businesses are “flying in the cloud” these days. Gartner predicts that the cloud will eventually become more important than devices to organizations! But while cloud popularity has grown exponentially over the past couple of years as organizations realize what that flexibility can do for them, cloud computing is not without its struggles and complications. One of these struggles is deciding as an organization whether to use a private or public cloud service. Managing a private cloud is hard to maintain and requires many more resources. On the other hand, the security risks are higher with a public cloud offering, and changing between public cloud platforms is not easy.