I think the ‘cloud’ might be dead. At least as far as IT goes. A new term will be found for the same thing, as the cloud is for the most part outsourcing.
You see I saw a local copy and print company advertising “hosting cloud services ” today. So when it gets to that level, when my local grocery store or pharmacy offers these services, it is no longer a fashionable term for the elites. Like a dress in last years color. You will still hear about it for a while of course, just like you see last years colors for a while.
And a new fashionable term that each photogenic self-promoting twitter nerd must be found to induce the masses to change course.
Not that I am old and cynical or anything.