Why is Cloud Computing a Safe Bet for the Future?

All organizations are concerned about keeping costs under control and be as efficient as possible in their spending. Lately, there is a new shift in the IT world, focused on new lighter-weight technologies: cloud computing, Software as a Service and virtualization.

In my opinion, the safest option for any company operating with large amounts of data is to try to use a cloud computing technology. More companies and people are beginning to see the appeal of cloud computing technologies and I believe that they will soon be spread on a very large scale.

According to a recent Gartner study, “3 percent of CIOs have the majority of IT running in the cloud or on SaaS technologies, but over the next four years CIOs expect this number to increase to 43 percent.”

Cloud architecture is fast, very reliable, and one of the most efficient solutions in terms of cost effectiveness. From my own experience, implementing cloud computing solutions can lead to a decrease in expenses of over 30%. The speed of delivery is also significantly reduced.  You can find out more about it here: http://www.slideshare.net/RickBlaisdell/navi-site-managed-cloud-services-case-study-connect-edu

Cloud computing is about shifting the interest from physical resources, such IT infrastructure and capital expenses, to efficiency and utility. It brings a lot of added value through its cost savings and efficiency. The upfront cost for hardware and software could lead up to several hundreds of thousands of dollars. You do not have to buy server or OS licenses, nor the hardware.

Also, lately I have noticed a shift in the cloud adoption discussions, emphasizing its value and strategic impact. Its efficiency has lead to an increase in competition amongst vendors. With the savings resulted from using cloud computing technologies, significant investments can be put in future innovations.

I believe cloud computing is definitely the way of the future. Leaders are bound to redefine the old practices and to implement the new IT technologies available in order to increase efficiency.

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20 Responses to “Why is Cloud Computing a Safe Bet for the Future?”

  1. Tim Wessels says:

    Cost savings and/or cost avoidance are important cloud business drivers, but at a fundamental level enterprise data centers and SMB computer rooms will be unsustainable in a declining economy. They are also proving to be a major inhibitor of change in organizations. So I would rate the business agility benefits of cloud computing as important as reducing capital expenses and premises-related operating expenses.

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