Organizations worldwide are increasing their spending budget on cloud. Research shows that by end of 2017, a major chunk of the business globally will move to cloud computing with a keen focus on hybrid cloud which is currently evolving from the private clouds. One of many reasons is cloud’s inherent capability to be scalable at a short notice and its adaptable nature giving today’s firms to deliver IT-enabled remote services as a service with the help of the Internet technologies.
Benefits that are driving cloud as a solution
The constraints of conventional software and hardware licensing models do not create any hindrance when business looks towards growing processing power. Cloud based services will cultivate a market based on delivery and expenditure of storage, computation, video all the way to financial deduction. Areas such as software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) are seen to have higher projected CAGR growth rates YoY of 34.4 percent and 39.8 percent according to Gartner studies.
Today, private cloud gets a lot of consideration and stands as the most popular platform across various business segments. However, private clouds do not address all the services. Majority of midsize and large companies will deploy private cloud services over the next few years, private clouds will only be used for certain services.
Companies today are embarking on cloud computing strategy, along two broadly classified IT centric work streams and strategic business work stream. IT centric work streams include making enterprise as a consumer an internal provider of cloud services at the same time. As a consumer, the organizational focus is on the complete IT-related competencies delivered as a service. Cloud services deployment success depends on the crucial balance of when, where, how and why cloud services should be used. The service provider has the responsibility of the hardware and software to be used to implement the service. When the same enterprise is (an internal) provider, the focus changes. The primary focus centers on the hardware, software and processes to be implement in cloud services.
Cloud supports innumerable amount of applications
Software like Microsoft Office, Exchange and SharePoint platforms are available on the cloud. Organizations are also moving Accounting, collaborative applications, CRM and many more on the cloud. Hosted file share application can let a user save files securely online.
Ease of administration
Cloud computing allows hosted applications to be installed, licensed and kept current by IT teams. This will save service provider resources by avoiding dedicated and round the clock teams for monitoring.
Getting connected effortlessly
Today, an employee or a user has the power of cloud computing the most. Armed with a good internet connection, an employee can be at work from any station, anytime across the day. The advantage of cloud is pushed to the limits when thoughtfully designed cloud services let the user transcend the boundaries of devices with the help of mobile apps. Organization with this edge are offering more flexible work periods to their employees and let them enjoy a perfect work-life balance. The result is increased organization productivity and prevalence of workforce motivation.
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