Cloud Computing on the Rise

There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about cloud computing. A system that integrates all of a company’s documents and files into an easy-to-use file sharing system that is remotely based rather than in a physical server, cloud computing is the next wave of technology to hit the data management industry.
The electronic storage of information on the Internet isn’t anything new. Companies that offer to store information in large online databases have been around for a few years now, boasting the safety of online storage vs. storing things physically. Their main selling point has always been the “peace of mind” approach (similar to insurance) in letting their customers know that their important information is protected against force majeure or other catastrophes.
How can this affect the data management industry as a whole? Companies are getting more and more in tune with this new way of thinking and, pretty soon, they will be asking about using cloud computing in their offices or firms. So, for those of you who may be newcomers to this term, here are some facts about cloud computing that you may be unaware of:

  • By 2015, the Internet will connect 2.5 Billion people and more than 15 billion devices.
  • A new server is added to the cloud for every 600 smartphones or 120 tablets.
  • 90 percent of Microsoft’s 2011 R&D budget was spent on cloud computing strategy and products.
  • 41 percent of senior executives say they are using or plan on using some kind of private cloud.
  • Cloud providers have increased personnel from zero in 2007 to over 550,000 in 2010.

The technology industry is the most dynamic environment today. New innovations sprout up daily and companies need to learn how to adapt to growing trends and changes. For other information regarding the cloud computing revolution, contact us today.