PwC Report Explores Ways Cloud Computing Combats Margin and Pricing Pressure by Adding Value, Speed, and Scalability
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 20, 2016 — Smart mapping leader Esri announced today that it has been recognized in a new report by PwC as one of the 25 fastest growing cloud companies. The report assesses some of the ways cloud computing continues to change and shape the software industry.
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The cloud enables organizations to manage a growing volume of data from mobile devices, sensors, and other connected assets quickly and seamlessly; it accelerates technology deployment and delivers faster time to value. Esri's ArcGIS Online delivers a cloud-powered universe of mapping and analysis resources that bring insight to complex data at speed and scale.
"Our customers expect that the cloud, like other innovative technologies, should offer more than just cheaper ways of doing business," said Esri president Jack Dangermond. "When you have the information to understand a situation or an environment holistically and in real time, you are better equipped to act on that insight. Cloud computing enhances decision-making, and software as a service (SaaS) enables organizations to be more agile, competitive, and profitable."
Additionally, Esri's cloud-based Living Atlas of the World provides easy access to large, high-quality collections of ready-to-use geographic data. These vibrant data layers, enriched and updated continually, can be used to populate any map for deeper study and analysis. The atlas contains carefully curated content that makes it easy to explore by topic, download specific datasets, and include new data into map-based activity.
"We're excited to be part of this growing trend," said Brian Cross, head of Professional Services at Esri. "We continue to invest in and evolve our cloud offerings, including using a third party to host the cloud, hosting it ourselves, or providing GIS as a service."
PwC recognizes Esri alongside organizations such as Apple and Microsoft for innovating the SaaS model and supporting a complex ecosystem of users, partners, and competitors to deliver the best aggregated customer experience available.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. As the market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.
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