Cloud computing: a real storm rider?

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21 May, 2015

A survey conducted by Citrix revealed that over half of Americans believe that cloud computing is affected by stormy weather.

A similar number of those polled also claimed that they did not use cloud technology, but in fact it was found that 95% of them did. However, while many did not understand the concept, most were aware of its economic benefits.

While the tech is becoming more complex for IT services, the end user can find it to be a simple premise, with the ‘cloud’ referring to a resource that is not in the same building as the operator, which is accessed over the internet.

There is no doubt that cloud computing has been one of the fastest growth areas in IT recently, which has revolutionised the high-tech market. The flexibility offered by cloud technology is reportedly enjoyed around the world, from the public to the private sector. Its use has enabled cost reductions in the delivery of software, increased flexibility and enabled remote working. It has also become an integral part of disaster recovery, while improving data security and even being environmentally friendly.

Yet, there is still an enormous amount of potential, with the market expected to be worth over $241bn by 2020 and hold 44 trillion gigabytes of data. It is thought that the next phase of development for the cloud is in greater uptake, leading to increased connectivity and collaboration.

With such clear financial and logistical benefits, particularly for SMEs, we at Ten Ten Systems feel that in order to remain competitive, businesses can no longer afford not to consider moving to cloud-based technology.

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