Just a few years ago, some industry experts dismissed cloud computing as just the latest technology fad, good for generating a lot of buzz but offering little practical value. Today, the cloud has arrived and has been widely acknowledged by analysts and companies alike as a major force in significantly altering the entire IT landscape, from how data centers are built, to how software is deployed, to how upgrades are handled, and beyond.
Continuing on a stellar trajectory and partly enhanced by the pandemic, the adoption of cloud infrastructure and services is expected to top $120Bn in 2021 increasing by well over 35% according to Forrester Research.
It’s clear that cloud computing is anything but a flash in the pan. In fact, cloud computing is poised for dramatic growth—even on top of the incredible gains it has experienced over the past few years.
Today, almost a quarter of companies already use cloud-based applications, and more than 10 percent plan to expand their use of cloud computing1. When measured in dollars, the growth
is even more striking: In 2008, revenue from worldwide cloud services was $46.4 billion; in 2013, it is expected to reach $150 billion, a jump of just over 225 percent. Cloud computing is well on its way to becoming the preferred technology deployment model for companies around the globe.
Cloud-based applications aren’t just more flexible than traditional on-site software, they can be more social too. Why is this so important? Today, users expect to have social tools such as chat and micro-blogging to improve collaboration. As people become more accustomed to these tools—and start to prefer them to “traditional” tools like email—customers will want to use them to communicate with fellow employees, customers, and prospects. Cloud software will increasingly go social and it will become an integral part of the way companies manage business data. Because cloud computing is natively web-based and upgrades are automatically rolled out to cloud solutions on a regular basis, expect this capability to evolve quickly.
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