Looking ahead: The future of cloud apps in 2014 and beyond

Last updated:January 2014

Editor's note

As SearchCloudApplications contributor Tom Nolle has pointed out, many enterprises' cloud applications consist primarily of simple extensions to Web hosting or server consolidations. "But for the cloud to reach its potential, it has to be more than that," Nolle writes.

This Essential Guide offers a variety of content exploring the future of cloud apps, from next-generation platforms to emerging Amazon Web Services tools, and from Software as a Service adoption to cloud integration.

1Getting the most out of cloud apps

In this section, learn more about the latest tools, technologies, approaches, strategies and tactics for making the most of cloud applications. Browse the content below for details on everything from the latest offerings from Amazon Web Services to expert advice on cloud integration.