The concept of cloud computing never ceases to trigger discussion and arguments. As they say, love it or loathe it but you can’t ignore it. That’s exactly the scene with the Cloud. While surfing the Internet today, I came across a news report on a study conducted by Gartner, a research organization. The study suggests that cloud computing budgets will increase in the coming year.
The news report states:
Gartner says that services such as cloud computing will accelerate movement away from capital expenditure in IT budgets and toward operational expenditure. This will make IT costs more scalable and elastic.
Indeed, the increased popularity of cloud applications suggests that cloud computing may take up a greater percentage of IT spending as budgets recover. A recent survey by Google found 50 percent of responding businesses that say they heard of but are not using cloud computing applications are planning on deploying a cloud-based solution within the next year.
Now, what exactly is making organizations embrace cloud computing? The fact that the Cloud lets you focus on your core business is probably one the biggest reasons that is making business interested. Then there’s the cost savings that the technology promises to offer. Cloud computing provides automation, doing away with your need to employ people to take care of certain tasks.
The implementation of cloud computing is considered fuss-free. You don’t need to acquire additional hardware or software. Installation is inexpensive, fast, and easy. Also, since the system gets active fast, you don’t lose precious business time. The recoveries in case of a problem are also extremely fast, thus saving valuable time.
Yeah, security is still a concern but I believe the concern will be properly addressed in the near future. I am eagerly waiting for the discussion and conclusions on the subject made in the coming business summit of cloud computing. Will keep you posted.