As a wise man once said, foxes know many things, but hedgehogs know one big thing. It’s a useful construct to explain what’s happening in cloud computing. Vertical applications (which specialize in an industry) are attracting more business in more sectors than horizontal applications (which are designed to work across industries).

Cloud-based vertical applications are a major draw.
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To read the article, see “Cloud-migration opportunity: Business value grows, but missteps abound,” October 12, 2021.