With time, cloud computing like any other technology will evolve both in terms of its capabilities as well as business applications. Cloud’s potential for transforming businesses can be far-reaching.
The Author for this article is Mr. Virender Jeet, Sr. VP Technology –Newgen Software and an expert on Cloud Computing
Over the next decade cloud computing has the potential to become the foundation of all business growth by creating a new ecosystem of partnerships and innovative business services. As organizations get enamored in the immense cost benefits and enhanced data accessibility through cloud, Everything-as-a-Service era (EaaSe) will engulf the business world.
Here are a few trends that will shape up the future of cloud adoption:-
Hybrid Cloud Models will create a new Content Divide
Hybrid Cloud Computing will help organizations address the security concerns of cloud platform without compromising on its business benefits. The ability to divide content between public and private cloud will render organizations the flexibility to manage sensitive and non-sensitive information differently. While the strategic and critical information can remain in the controlled environment of a private cloud, the transactional content can be readily shared on a public platform. Organizations will no longer need to deploy information security measures for their non-sensitive data, taking a severe cost burden off their shoulders. Seamless integration between the two environments will eventually result in enhanced operational efficiency and better results.
Cloud will transform businesses in the Emerging World
Cloud is bound to have much deeper penetration in the developing markets, especially within the public sector domain, where the primary objective is to reach out to a large audience through cost-effective means. Enterprises in the emerging world have limited resources, in terms of financial budgets and technical know-how, to build advanced IT infrastructure. Market unpredictability makes it even riskier to invest heavily on technology. Cloud virtualization will allow them to leapfrog outdated technologies and put themselves in a position to compete with more established players.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will lead the way
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) adoption will outgrow Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption in the near future. As industry leaders start viewing cloud from a strategic standpoint, they will realize its immense potential and unique applications for managing internal and external processes. Moving beyond the application mindset, progressive companies will enhance their usage of cloud services by bringing each infrastructure component on cloud including hardware as a service, server as a service, computing as a service, and storage as a service.
Business more than IT will drive cloud adoption
More than being a technology driven infrastructural change, cloud computing affects every aspect of the business significantly. Agility and scalability are the biggest benefits which organizations hope to achieve with cloud. However, the support for mobility and the ability for continuous innovation through integrated business processes are likely to be the key drivers for future. More and more organizations will take up applications that advance business priorities than the ones which advance IT priorities – underscoring the increasing value placed by organizations on facilitating delivery of services beyond IT, via cloud.
Cloud has the ability to transform businesses by shifting the operational paradigm to a more flexible and scalable environment. With cloud infrastructure, organizations can now think of driving many large, enterprise wide initiatives with minimum risk exposure. It has put the start-ups and the established players on a level playing field, as capital barriers no longer remain the hurdle towards technological innovation. There are still many unexplored applications of cloud which can propel businesses to new heights. And that’s why, when it comes to cloud, we are compelled to say, this is just the beginning…
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