If you are not utilizing cloud computing for your business, you could be passing up the opportunity to work with latest software, get access to huge amounts of data storage, and not only work more efficiently, but more economically too.
The Origins of the Cloud
The so-called “cloud” is a relatively new phenomenon, but the notion of its basis, (network based computing) goes back to the 1960s. However, the majority of people believe that the first use of the phrase “cloud computing” was first coined by Eric Schmidt in an industry conference on 31st October 2011.
Use of Cloud Computing in Business
Just six years later, cloud computing is big business. According to a report on the Forbes website, a survey of 572 business leaders suggested that three quarters of businesses, have tested and/or seriously installed cloud computing in their organizations. Even more impressively, 90% of all business organizations are expected to have used cloud technology over the next three years.
Individuals Use Cloud Computing Without Even Knowing it
Many individuals use the cloud every day in their personal lives, probably without even realizing it. Take the recent Spotify trend for example.
Millions of people are now subscribing to this new music platform, to stream music that is in effect stored in the cloud. All of the necessary software is automatically downloaded and stored on their devices to take advantage of this new innovation.
Cloud Computing in the Business World
From a business point of view, the cloud offers similar opportunities, but across a whole variety of state-of-the-art software and programs. It also offers users the facility of storing and/or accessing vast amounts of data.
More and more people are now migrating their computing to the cloud. The ability to be able to access the latest software, and share facilities with other business organizations is a big attraction. Big corporations and high streets banks are all now practicing Cloud computing.
Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing
With larger enterprises, and particularly those who store large amounts of their customers’ personal data in the Cloud, many choose to go down the route of developing a private Cloud whereby only they have access.
SMEs, tend to adopt either hybrid Cloud computing, or public Cloud computing, depending on the nature of their business.
Which Cloud Computer Services Suits Your Business Best?
As a business you can access various types of Cloud computing services. The fall iinto three broad categories which are:
- SaaS – Software as a Service
- IaaS – Infrastructure as a service
- PaaS – Platform a service
Where Does Cloud Computing Go From Here?
Cloud computing for business is still in its infancy and it promises much for the future. According to business leaders IBM, they are predicting:
- A greater degree of applications in the cloud
- That demand for the cloud will continue to grow apace
- That more hybrid cloud options will be adopted
- Development of the cloud will be ongoing
- The cloud will breed more innovation
Cloud Computing Offers Significant Benefits
If you are not yet into cloud computing business-wise, you need to think seriously about setting it up. The potential benefits to your operation could be very significant indeed. You owe it to your business, so why not check it out further now?
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