In “Diffusion of Innovations” theory by Everett Rogers- he explained how, why and at what rate does any new idea or technology spreads in the society. He categorized the audiences in five main segments (based on the degree of adaptation to innovation): Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority and Laggards. The year of 2016 was the year for Early Adopters for “Cloud”. With the New Year setting its pace slowly in the market, Cloud technology gets to Early Majority- failing to which market owners will witness the side-effects.
At the recently concluded CES event in Las Vegas, “Cloud” ruled “Do Watch” trends for the year ahead. Cloud computing is moving at a pace when industry owners are now thinking “how to adapt to Cloud” and not contemplating on should we or should we not. Enterprises are imbibing “Cloud-first” approach to stay agile. It is beneficial for businesses as there is obvious reduction in hardware costs, streamlines operations and increases collaboration and productivity. (Read More: Cloud Computing: Is it good fit for your business)
In a report published by Gartner, it says that “No-Cloud” policy will be nearly extinct by the year 2020. Also, by 2019, more than 30% of 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will move to “Cloud-only” from “Cloud-first”. The market is witnessing a shift as private cloud fading and hybrid clouds are dominating the space. Enterprises are leveraging huge benefits by integrating their infrastructure on the cloud. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2017, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments.
In the next five years, a whopping $1 Trillion will be spent for cloud by enterprises. This record-breaking expenditure is set to make “Cloud Computing” as one of the most disruptive innovation in this technology driven age.
Let’s have a look at what and how organizations are riding high on “Cloud”:
Customized Cloud Computing
“Specialization” is in and one-solution-fits-all SaaS is passé. Technology providers are offering industry tailored (included salient features) services for their customers. With this high level of specialization entering the market in this year, it will enable industry owners to leverage maximum benefits as an entire cloud will be dedicated to meet the needs of any particular vertical.
Age of Cognitive Systems
We live in a big virtual ocean of data- an ocean that is growing faster than our imagination. With Hybrid Cloud Services, this dark age of unused data is sure to end. As the world is moving fast towards cognitive solutions, it is possible to understand, learn and analyze data with help of cloud and create new user experiences.
Clouds as Security Enabler
Threats of security breaches loom large on business owners when they migrate their data and systems to cloud. With the evolution of cognitive solutions, the prevalent vulnerabilities will transform to strengths. In addition to this, cognitive solutions are built on security intelligence that help to solve complex cybercrimes. By 2018, the need to prevent data breaches from public clouds will drive 20% of organizations to develop data security governance programs, with the right level of recovery, manageability, data control and migration.
How enterprises should leverage Cloud Computing?
One of the most important decisions to make is to choose a technology partner that understands, assesses, plans and executes cloud services on industry-leading cloud platforms, like Radixweb.
Enterprises need to know what most beneficial environment is for them- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform (PaaS), Application (SaaS) or a mix of all.
As per an estimate, by 2020, more compute power will have been sold by Infrastructure and Platform cloud providers as compared to deployment in enterprise data centers.
Cloud enablement empowers organizations with a massive field workforce to increase efficiency and productivity with Field Service Automation. It also reduces overall costs and manages a mobile workforce seamlessly.
Though it brings agility, efficiency and innovation to the business, enterprise owners face challenges like apprehensive attitudes, fears and lack of trust on “Cloud” technology.
One Umbrella for all Clouds
Meet all challenges and requirements with Radixweb for customized cloud services that provide flexibility, performance, and unified user experience. Backed by a strong team of highly-trained professionals, Radixweb offers cloud-based application development, SaaS Implementations, Cloud migration and Integration and maintenance services. With extensive knowledge and in-depth expertise on various cloud platforms, we work as a single “umbrella” to brave against these strong raining clouds.