The last decade or so has been an exciting time for cloud adoption, but what can we expect over the next ten years? Businesses can expect to continue to be transformed by the technology and here’s what you should know about this next exciting phase of cloud computing in the world of business:
1. The past is paving way for a more solid future
The better agility as well as less expensive computing and storage capabilities IT departments once benefitted from have become stepping stones of sorts for the next phase of the cloud. Higher value services such as the internet of things (IOT), blockchain, and artificial intelligence (AI) are all going to be deployable for many.
2. The use of multiple clouds will enable businesses to move faster
We live in a time when businesses are constantly facing pressure to innovate and transform faster than ever before in order to keep up with disruptions within their industries. The cloud can facilitate this much-needed speed by providing companies with the freedom and flexibility to tap as much as they need from multiple clouds. There is no limit to what can be achieved this way.
3. Cloud computing is causing more disruption than ever before
It isn’t difficult to see how much disruption cloud computing is causing disruption and serving as an enabler for disruptions of the future. From the employees to the directors, it is now widely understood the kind of transformation and growth that can be achieved with wider adoption of the cloud. Cloud computing has become “normal” and that can only lead to even more adoption in the near future.
4. The impossible has been made possible
Not too long ago, boardroom discussions regarding the cloud were about what it is and how businesses might get there. Now, a certain level of maturity has been achieved and companies are now ready to innovate at the speeds necessary for them to meet the constantly evolving expectations and demands of customers.
5. Businesses will be able to avoid nightmares by leveraging the cloud to react quickly
Regardless of the scale of a business, cloud computing provides the required power businesses need to be able to react quickly when mishaps occur in about any aspect of business. In essence, businesses will have reliable shortcuts they can count on when needed.
6. All grown up, but constantly growing
Cloud computing has reached a level of maturity, but that does not mean it does not continue to grow and evolve. It will continue to evolve as usage patterns change and new trend emerge, giving stakeholders more than enough to look forward to.
7. IT is now more concerned about reshaping business processes
Traditionally, IT’s role has been limited to improving transaction speeds. However, that is expanding to include more holistic solutions like discovering new ways to engage customers and transform business processes. This involves making use of services like interconnected IOT, analytics, AI, and machine learning to achieve tangible business outcomes.
There is no limit to what can be learned about the cloud, but one thing that is certain is there are interesting times ahead and a lot of opportunities for success in business.