The cloud's steady gains in popularity has led to numerous applications and productivity solutions targeted to improve business operations. According to Data Center Knowledge, by 2020, more than half of small businesses will be looking to move their entire portfolio of IT functions to the cloud.
When considering whether or not to adopt cloud solutions for your business, there are three key trends you should be aware of when making your decision:
- Cloud security
Cybersecurity is continually evolving and should be a primary concern for any business leader. In response to growing need for security, cloud services will strive to implement more safety policies and better protect data. Information Age contributor Ben Rossi predicted that security companies will be more likely to embrace cloud-centric security strategies in 2015, leading to policies and systems more geared toward the cloud instead of the servers themselves.
- Hybrid cloud
IT Business Edge predicted that hybrid cloud would become even more popular as a means to host data and applications. There could soon be a unified cloud model made up of private and public cloud platforms. Small and medium-sized businesses looking to capitalize on hybrid cloud technology should focus on application and data integration into one solution. By combining applications and data in a hybrid cloud, small businesses can gain insight into how their company operates and boost security.
- Cloud environments growing complexity
The way companies invest in the cloud will continue to be optimized throughout 2015, and that certainty will bring with it a slew of innovations based around computing needs and investment decisions. For instance, the Internet of Things and big data will continue to use the cloud to share information and help businesses analyze and optimize processes, according to InformationWeek. Businesses can discover ways to reduce energy consumption and save time and money in manufacturing.
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