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How will cloud computing influence the business world in 2016

How will cloud computing influence the business world in 2016

ID-10094419Cloud computing is much more than just making use of on-demand servers if organizations want to capture its full benefits. Cloud it’s about leveraging economies of scale through automation, and about moving to global applications, not just enterprise applications.  2016 will be the year of the cloud, and cloud computing will be a core competency in every market, so let’s take a closer look on how will it influence the business world:

  • Cloud adoption will increase, especially for startups

Startups and small businesses no longer have to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to set up data centres and hire an IT administrator to take care of the hardware. The adoption of cloud computing will continue to accelerate, drifting down from the large corporate segment into small businesses, making operations more efficient and reducing capital spending.

  • Cybersecurity will be mandatory

We can all agree that the trend towards cloud first companies will continue to increase. All startups created in 2016 will be part of the “cloud generation,” and we’ll definitely see some breakouts that achieve hyper-growth with very little physical presence. As a result, whether it’s public sector, enterprise or small business, cloud-based technology is going to be at the forefront in both expediting growth and efficiency, but also in creating a more level playing field in the market.

  • Growth Of SaaS Applications

The transition of several messaging apps to real platforms might foster the birth of a new breed of mobile SaaS champions. Mobile Cloud Computing will become the dominant architecture for mobile initiatives and mobile productivity enhancement. In order to provide real-time access to company resources from anywhere and any device, complexity, data storage and computing will be removed from the mobile device and handled by the cloud provider.

Additionally, 2016 brings a rise of the Micro SaaS Businesses, and more and more SaaS products integrate marketplace dynamics in their business model (like booking marketplaces).

  • Focus on training and certification for managing tomorrow’s people

There is an explosion in both cloud computing use and demand for people who can build, run, and design clouds. At this time, roles require specific cloud skills for the majority of  cloud computing jobs and the market is lacking specialists in the field.

This is why, for skilled jobs hiring will become more difficult and cloud-specific certifications and trainings will be promoted in order to attract the best of the best. Investing in cloud computing skills and knowledge will be a wise career move in 2016.

  • Big data grows up

In 2016, Big Data is bigger, faster, and different. The trend of more people doing more things with their data quickly will continue, but the details continue to evolve. The spread of self-service data analytics, along with widespread adoption of the cloud and Hadoop, are causing many changes that companies  have to take advantage of.

Finally, what we have to keep in mind, is that technology is always about progress and cloud computing has been changing the way we do businesses in many ways. The cloud can save us time and money, but it also has the potential to change the way we live and do business.

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Comment(1)

  • Eri

    June 13, 2016

    Hi Rick,

    I also agree that 2016 will be the “year of the cloud”. However, do you have any examples of cloud / SaaS apps, that will get a huge boost this year?

    Regards,
    Eri

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