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'Cloudy' forecast for the future of businesses

1/12/2014 by Sharon Shahzad

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As more and more people get onboard the digital revolution, the need for better information storage solutions keeps growing. The same holds true for business settings, where “innovation” is fast becoming synonymous with “cloud-based.”

Kristof Vos, the Philippine Country Lead of Google For Work, talked about the future of the workplace, pointing out that “digitally mature” companies—companies who’ve shifted from a more traditional IT infrastructure to the cloud—often outperform their competitors.

According to him, 53% of office workers are now using their personal devices to do their jobs. Moving a company’s IT infrastructure on the cloud will make it easier for employees to keep on working on projects and reports even while in transit or at home. “Technology, as we see it, should follow the way you live,” Vos said. “Employees want to work the way they live. You should be able to access your work no matter what you’re using.”

From an economic perspective, changing to a cloud infrastructure is better as well. It’s cheaper, allowing companies to buy just the amount they need and simply add onto it as they expand. If they stick with the more traditional infrastructure, they’d be forced to buy large servers from the get go because they have to factor in how large the company might grow in the future.

Fast-growing industry

According to research firm IHS, the market revenue of cloud-based architecture is looking at a 20 percent increase to $172.2 billion this 2014 compared to last year’s $145.2 billion. By 2017, they project that the enterprise spending will reach $235.1 billion.

“With the cloud touching nearly every consumer and enterprise around the globe, spending for cloud-related storage, servers, applications and content will be dedicated toward building a framework that is rapidly scalable, highly dynamic, available on-demand and requiring minimal management,” said Jagdish Rebello, Ph.D., senior director and principal analyst for the cloud and Big Data at IHS.

The large amount of media consumed on mobile devices means that larger storage solutions are now required to keep up with consumers needs. The cloud provides a neat solution to this dilemma.

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