What does the New Year hold for Cloud Computing?
When you think about it, 2012 has been an absolutely immense year in the world of cloud computing – this has been the year that the cloud has taken centre stage, across the entire world. Services like Google Drive and iTunes in the Cloud have taken online file storage to a mass audience, and while it was once the territory of businesses exclusively, now anyone can afford to be in the cloud.
That doesn’t mean that business is taken care of for the cloud – there’s so much more to achieve, and plenty of it is almost certain to happen during the next year. Hybrid cloud experts at egnyte.com have suggested some things that we might well see very soon:
1. No more boundaries.
Cloud computing is everywhere, by definition. For a while now we’ve seen people upload their files at work, access them at home, and pick them back up at work, and there’s so much more too it. We’re likely to see cross-agency offices editing files simultaneously as they work together on projects, and people working on files while they’re on the train; in a café; in a client meeting or in another country.
2. Restructuring of IT.
Such a powerful service has some pretty big demands, and there will be plenty of companies that are going to want to restructure their IT departments to cope. With the release of Windows 8 there’s an opportunity for many companies to change the way their technology works, and the money saved on server and staff costs by cloud computing can pay dividends in the end.
3. Fast implementation.
The idea that you can get your file right now, right here, is something that’s going to have to be applied on a massive scale. As the internet industry moves faster than ever before, cloud storage can make it possible to keep up, and more agencies than ever before are going to take that opportunity in 2013.
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