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I work in enterprise software, and am customer facing. Just read an article that captures the paradigm shift that my customers are experiencing.

Excerpt: "Deploying software in the on-prem world required a team of highly trained professionals and a hefty budget. By lowering costs and and removing adoption hurdles, the cloud expanded the market from millions to billions of people globally and in turn, businesses are using more apps than ever before.

With a market of that magnitude, enterprise IT no longer can be controlled by just a handful of vendors, as we saw in the 90’s. And what were once solved problems in a prior era of IT are now unsolved relative to rapidly changing user and buyer expectations in the cloud, leaving the door open for new disruptors to emerge and solve this problem better, faster, and with more focused visions.

In all of these cases, “best-of-breed” platforms are growing rapidly in their respective markets, with near limitless size and potential. And as processes for every team, department, business, and industry can now be digitized, we’ll continue to see this play out in every category of technology."

Working and mostly investing in this industry, I'm mindful of confirmation bias influencing my decision making. However, I'm helping my customers with their digital transformation journeys first hand and watching the shift from legacy software to best-of-breed play out. This helps me compare and contrast my actions based on real customer conversations. There will always be organizations that need on-premise software that will be customized to fuel their business processes. These are few and far between and will be the laggards in adopting not cloud software, but cloud business applications.
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