Cloud Computing: The Enterprise In 2015

Grazed from TechCrunch. Author: Alison Wagonfeld.

At Emergence Capital, we have had the opportunity to invest in visionaries such as Marc Benioff, Aaron Levie and David Sacks who have built major enterprise cloud applications that have formed the basis of the next generation of business software around the world. As we look out to 2015, we are excited to invest in what’s next for the enterprise.

We spend so much time talking about the future, so I thought it would be fun to share the 2015 predictions from Emergence’s five partners — Gordon Ritter, Jason Green, Brian Jacobs, Kevin Spain, and Santi Subotovsky — about the emerging themes for enterprise technology and the technology investment environment:...

1. Industry-focused vertical cloud applications (“industry cloud”) will be an even bigger opportunity than horizontal solutions

Over the last decade, we have seen the rise of great horizontal cloud software solutions such as Salesforce, Yammer and Box. We predict that the next era of great cloud based software will solve for specific problems in industry verticals...

Read more from the source @