Cloud technologies have cemented themselves as a major player, and one of the fastest growing services of the digital age. With increasingly more companies choosing a hosted server, 2015 saw an explosion in cloud usage boosted by the emergence of ever new social, mobile and analytic technologies.
So what’s next for the cloud and what can we be expecting to see in the market throughout 2016?
The power of cloud analytics
A major advantage of using the cloud is its adaptability and cost-effective scalability. Companies can choose to flexibly increase or decrease their hosting package as they need. IT leaders will need to rely on the up to date data analytics cloud provides to keep track on the company’s expansion and react accordingly. Cloud analytics are becoming slicker than ever allowing them to be accessed quickly and easily. IT leaders will be able to see the current benefits of using cloud through these real-time analytics, ensuring they can spot potential cost saving opportunities for their business, and do so from anywhere and on any device.
Big moves by big companies
In the early days of cloud big companies weren’t ready to take the leap, letting the small start-ups test the waters first. However, with cloud adoption more than proving its worth in the past few years, large corporates across multiple industries are following in their footsteps. With the risk of being left behind whilst their competitors save both money, time and risk, we are bound to see a further rise in the number of big companies turning to cloud technologies to host and manage their data.
Quick and easy data integration
Closely linked to the former point, with large corporates moving their extensive data and resources to a hosting solution, the importance of simple self-service integration of data will be more important than ever. 2016 is seeing the growth of technologies which allow data from organisations as well as web platforms to be moved on to cloud hosted servers using simple copy and paste methods. It’s these technologies which are creating simple solutions for complex data transformation, allowing accessibility for individuals with no technical expertise or background. Business leaders will be able to choose to simply drop data into various cloud databases with the confidence of knowing that they will be successfully integrated in to the platform.
Next level security control
New baseline strategies and regulations will allow organisations to maintain a confident control over applications in the cloud. These policies are allowing companies to integrate information across hosted servers with the knowledge that they will perform to a high standard wherever they are deployed. Whilst the emergence of cloud emerged on the scene surrounded with doubts on security, the new technologies to date have more than proved themselves to be flexible, reliable and most importantly secure from external breaches.
The rapid growth of the digital landscape suggests there will be plenty more movements, developments and exciting times ahead for the cloud. So watch this space as we’re expecting to see a number of opportunities arise to shape the cloud market in 2016.