Channel Heavyweight Looks Through Crystal Ball
After launching its multi-cloud platform earlier this year, Accenture -- No. 2 on the CRN 2015 Solution Provider 500 -- claimed it would be the largest enterprise cloud company without any data centers.
Recently, CRN talked with Accenture Chief Technology Officer Paul Daugherty, the man who made that claim, to find out where the channel behemoth stands on some of the channel's hottest topics and where it is taking itself next.
Daugherty touched upon a set of different subjects during the sit-down, including opportunities for solution providers in the cloud market, the future of security, recent acquisitions and Accenture's focus for the year ahead.
He even made some predictions into why he feels cognitive computing will be the "next big thing" for businesses, hitting the mainstream within the next two to four years.
Interested in what he had to say? Read on.