We are in the age of Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (CIPS), as cloud computing continues to evolve and new terms keep coming out and attempt to provide scope for both the market and industry. CIPS service providers, in the global scale, have only a few due to the global scale operation involved and are capital intensive, and require a global strategy to compete and to seize the reasonable market, compared with those country specific providers.
We are living in the borderless world, the term Kenichi Ohmae used in this book in 1990. The world is flat as Thomas L. Friedman used in his book published 2005, where it continues to be flat. The global phenomena continue to be interconnected digital economies that link up by the Internet in real time across the planet, it continue to redefine what the world can be offer by the digital transformation possibility in term of the scale, speed and scope of business innovation can change the world.
The cost for more and more enterprises to leverage and set up global scale operation is low and lowering as the age goes on, due to technology breakthroughs and reach the mass critical adoption, and become part of the mass standard and norm, and more industry players can offer similar service at the much lower price. Depend on the scale of the operation, in the Age of Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (CIPS), you no really need to be specifically be adopt global CIPS service, but you can sourcing around local service provider, what matter most is you know your market and customer well, and you know what work best for your enabling technology and their role in the delivery, be it information or technology digital product as a service.