Everything-as-a-Service Era To Redefine Enterprise
Cloud computing has come a long way in terms of its capabilities as well as business applications, transforming businesses big and small. Cloud has today become the foundation of all business growth through an ecosystem of partnerships and innovative business services. It is not long that cloud computing with its unique business benefits will give rise to an Everything-as-a-Service era (EaaSe) in the business world.
Below are the key trends that will define the future of cloud adoption:-
A New Content Divide will Emerge
Hybrid Cloud Computing will address the security concerns of a cloud platform by giving organizations the ability to divide enterprise content between a public and private cloud environment. While the strategic and critical information will be maintained in the controlled environment of a private cloud, the transactional content will 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.
Businesses from Developing World will Gain Strength
Cloud will transform business in the developing markets, especially in the public sector where the primary objective is to reach out to a large audience through cost-effective means. Enterprises in the emerging world have limited resources; and the political and economic unpredictability makes it extremely challenging for them to invest heavily in IT. Cloud virtualization will allow them to leapfrog outdated technologies and put themselves in a position to compete with the more established competitors.
Everything as a Service (EaaS) will take Off
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) adoption will outgrow Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption in the near future. Industry leaders will start viewing cloud as a strategic imperative, leveraging 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
Cloud, like any other technology, will evolve and redefine itself with time. This change will be driven by the dynamic business needs, arising due to rapid globalization and intensified competition. Cloud computing will touch every aspect of the business significantly, bringing a great degree of agility and scalability. Process owners and business heads will be the architects of cloud adoption, closely monitoring the transition.
Collaboration at work finds a New Paradigm
Enterprise mobility trends will enable new ways of working and collaborating, enhancing employee productivity and redefining customer experience across industries. Mobile collaboration encompasses a range of capabilities that enable workers to interact, share, cooperatively work on a common task, review, blog, comment and engage with end customers and so on.Earlier, collaboration on mobile devices meant interaction through wireless messaging (email/text) and voice calls. Today,Technological enhancements have led to new applications for employees to better communicate, collaborate, socialize, create and consume content.
In future, mobile collaboration will be tactical and motivated to solve a specific issue beyond just operational effectiveness. Collaboration will evolve and transform the workplace in the next years, driven by mobile apps phenomenon. Very soon, most collaboration apps will be equally available on desktops, mobile phones, tablets and browsers leading to improved collaboration capabilities from inside to the extended organization involving end customers, suppliers and partners. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend will continue in the coming years, conditioning the mobile strategies. Employees bringing their own smartphones and tablets to work will initially ask and receive support for corporate email, calendar and contacts. With time they will begin to use other apps that make it easier to get their jobs done.
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