Businesses are adopting cloud computing services at a huge rate. We review some of the more significant cloud computing trends to prepare your business for.

There have been massive improvements and developments in cloud computing services and solutions over the last few years. What was once a buzzword among the business world is now a concept that more business owners (and consumers) are fairly familiar with. As an IT Service Company, we are now seeing many more businesses, particularly small to medium sized businesses, adopting cloud computing solutions for their businesses. In this blog post, we take a look at some of the more significant cloud computing trends to prepare your business for.

Cloud Computing Trend 1: Development in Cloud Computing

The market for cloud computing software and solutions has now matured to the point where it has become very financially attractive to adopt and migrate your business infrastructure to the cloud. We’ve discussed the benefits of migrating to the cloud previously but that only touched upon the benefits for businesses. Not only are cloud technology services more appealing to the business sector but mainstream consumers are now able to access a wealth of Cloud Services such as file sharing services and collaboration software.

Cloud Computing Trend 2: Internet of Things and AI

The Internet of Things is the idea of connecting every device to each other, and this is powered by the internet. The cloud plays a focal part in the Internet of Things as it supports these devices to help them connect and talk to one another.

Another trend is Artificial Intelligence. Whether you are for or against the idea of Artificial Intelligence, it is currently the most popular and intriguing topic in the tech world at the moment. Just search for the latest Google I/O Event and see how many times AI is mentioned. As scary as it may sound, AI has essentially given the cloud a brain. Examples of AI powered Cloud solutions include Google Assistant, Google Home, Alexa, and Siri.

Cloud Computing Trend 3: Hybrid Solutions

Hybrid cloud solutions are a combination of two cloud platforms. This can be due to various reasons such as needs varying from business to business. Some business owners may find themselves in a situation where they need to use two cloud providers because one can’t cater to their all of their business needs.  

Cloud Computing Trend 4: Addressing Cloud Security Issues

Privacy and security issues are a major concern for people right now. Scandals such as the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica incident have many people questioning the levels of access that providers have to their data. There is also an issue where people are not entirely confident with the security of cloud computing platforms. It’s a big year for information security as companies and consumers alike take steps to secure their data.  

Cloud Computing Trend 5: Continued Adoption

One thing that you can expect to continue is the massive adoption of cloud computing services and solutions. Small, medium and large enterprise businesses are now adopting cloud computing at a faster rate than ever. Many businesses are seeing the benefits of migrating their systems to the cloud. If you would like to find out more about the process of migrating to the cloud, get in touch with Tier4 today for a cloud computing consultation. 

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