The year 2014 saw almost a 26 percent gain in cloud computing over 2013. The market ended at a worth of $76.1 billion in 2013, growing to $95.8 billion in 2014. This year stands to bring almost the same gain, slated to rise by over 23 percent to a worth of $118 billion. If the trend continues, the cloud computing market will close out the year 2018 at a worth of over $200 billion. Adoption rates in the UK are expected to reach 90 percent this year. What is driving cloud adoption growth for 2015?
Fewer Security Concerns
It is not a matter of businesses being less concerned about security. On the contrary, hacking terrors that plagued huge businesses in 2014 have security priorities at an all-time high. The issue is that companies are becoming convinced of the ability of cloud providers to provide a robust security system. In an increasingly BYOD environment, companies understand that it’s impossible to secure all of the devices accessing the networks. It is, however, with the right cloud services in place, possible to secure the data.
Fewer Reliability Concerns
Cloud service providers have also managed to convince business owners and executives that the cloud is a reliable, dependable platform. In fact, it can be easier to get reliable services from a cloud provider — which has a 100 percent focus on being up and available — than it is to keep internal systems up all the time.
Cloud service providers have also stepped up their game in terms of visibility. Companies, especially large enterprises, were reluctant to invest in the cloud without knowing where their data was going to be stored, how, and by whom. Now, smart service providers like Bigstep offer full disclosure about the topography, infrastructure, hardware, and location of data placed on their servers.
Employee Demand for Cloud-Based Apps
Employees are now used to cloud-based apps that allow them to access files like documents and spreadsheets from any device. The convenience of cloud apps for collaboration and sharing is something they want to utilize in their work lives, not just their personal lives. Workers like the fact that they can begin a project on their desktop computer at work, make notes on it via the smartphone during the commute home, and finish up with their tablet after dinner from home. Enterprises are responding to this demand by adopting cloud services and applications, which generally fit nicely within the company’s existing workflows.
Big Data Storage, Management, and Analytics
Finally, businesses ranging from startups to large, established enterprises are jumping aboard the big data bandwagon. Most companies realize that storing, processing, and analyzing big data is cheaper, easier, and more manageable in the cloud. With cloud services like Bigstep’s Full Metal Cloud, businesses don’t have to invest in the considerable hardware and infrastructure necessary to process big data onsite.
If 2015 is the year your business is ready to embrace the cloud, visit Bigstep for a free trial of their Full Metal Cloud. Even if you already have a cloud provider, you’ll find the Full Metal Cloud offers considerably better performance. See a 150 percent improvement in cloud performance, easy drag and drop interface, and the highest connectivity rate of any cloud provider at Bigstep now.