Cloud computing is about to hit the tipping point – something that will dramatically change how businesses view the importance of cloud computing for them. The question is, are you riding the cloud trends or wait-and-see, instead?
As explained by Wikitionary, the tipping point is “the point in time at which some new technology becomes mainstream.” The cloud technologies will soon becoming mainstream, and when the cloud reaches the tipping point, there will be a surge of demand on cloud business solutions and services.
According to the new research from International Data Corporation (IDC,) the cloud computing research specialist, the cloud industry will be worth US$2.5 billion in 2015.
The massive cloud market is driven by the rapidly growing demands from businesses looking for automated and integrated system management solutions that can seamlessly get cloud technologies and legacy technologies (existing on-premise business IT technology) to work together well. The demand is in line with the emergence of hybrid cloud computing, in which resources are both managed on-site and outsourced to cloud business solution providers.
That being said, hybrid cloud computing is also on the rise due to privacy and security risks related to cloud adoption. By going hybrid, businesses can have backups on both on-premise and off-premise, just in case things go wrong (note: things SHALL go wrong, somehow – this is not a perfect world!)
Are you ready?
Cloud computing is no longer a solution to cut your business IT costs and improve efficiency only; business cloud computing has came to a point that the cloud adoption will change how a business operates – cloud adoption is now an initiative that can help businesses to execute business and marketing plans quickly with the help of cloud applications and technologies.
Cloud business owners: Are you ready to take such huge demand?
Cloud business solutions end-users: Are you ready to benefit more from your cloud migration investment?