In The Cloud - Seventh Heaven?

By Enabliser Kim
Everyone is talking about the cloud, but the big question you ask yourself is it suitable for my business?
Cloud, it's just getting bigger and bigger. Cloud is expanding at a rapid rate and we are now moving from "How" to "What" an IT service can deliver to the business, eg facilitates Mobile, Social and Information Services, to individualisation and the emergence of the personal cloud.  By 2015, more than 70% of new sales application projects will use software as a service.

Here are key three reasons why you should consider the Cloud as an option for your business and your people.

1. Reduce your IT infrastructure spend. It will all be in the Cloud and no need for you to spend the dollars on hardware, network and associated services.
2. Always up to date on the current versions of you products. All upgrades will automatically be implemented for your business.
3. Reduced implementation time and fees, the initial ‘out of the box’ installation is completed in an instance.

You may find by going to the Cloud your IT people can spend more time on working on other IT initiatives for your business to improvement on productivity.

Here’s some stats for your information:
Forrester forecasts the total size of the public cloud market will grow from $25.5bn in 2011 to $159.3bn in 2020.
The global cloud computing market will grow from $40.7bn in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020.
Different market dynamics for the three core layers of cloud computing: public cloud, virtual private cloud, & private cloud.
The world has 7 billion people, a third of whom are using the Internet. 45% of the world's Internet users < 25.
At year-end 2016, more than 50% of Global 1000 companies will have stored customer sensitive data in the public cloud.
According to IDC, by 2015, about 24% of all new business software purchases will be of service-enabled software with SaaS delivery being 13.1% of worldwide software spending.

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