Will Cloud Computing Change The Future Of Tech Industry?
Cloud computing is one of the latest technological advancements that is grabbing the attention of IT industry across the globe. Not only huge organizations but the novices to computer usage are beginning to use cloud for data storage via Dropbox, iCloud etc.
Ability to lower the existing expenditure on various process and to speed up the processes are two reasons among many for the increased usage of cloud computing. Here are a few areas where cloud computing is finding its way.
1. Speedy access to information
Online disease management programs require quick transfer of information related to drug usage. This is now being made possible through cloud computing. Programs used for educating patients are based on cloud services.
Advent of smart phones with topnotch display systems is encouraging mobile gaming that demands faster delivery of 3D graphics. The ability of cloud computing to deliver data at very high speed without any intermission is making cloud computing part of gaming apps.
Increased access to information encourages research, development of new products and their testing.
Ease of availability of information reduces the costs incurred against accessing public information such as land ownership etc.
Ease of availability of public information makes the functioning of government more transparent to the entire nation.
2. Improved online shopping experience
Inventory records would become easily accessible with cloud. This would help the online customers visit the store to purchase the items of their choice after browsing through the internet.
Online customers who are connected can easily share the information and demand the online retailer to offer price compatible to competitor’s price. This would increase competition among retailers that would force them to offer best products at a competitive price to gain customer satisfaction.
Increased usage of cloud computing would force traditional business to utilize cloud services in future so as to withstand competitors. This in turn would let customers enjoy better online shopping experience.
3. Increased use of mobile gadgets at work
Cloud computing offers efficient collaboration which is making it possible for employees who are working at remote locations to remain in constant contact! This in turn encourages the use of mobile devices for businesses and work purposes and could even put an end to the concept of working at the office.
4. Storage of encrypted information becomes simple
Saving highly confidential information such as business documents or those related to government is becoming harder due to breach of laptop security. With cloud computing confidential information can be stored over the internet without any fear of losing or making it public.
5. Encourages growth of small and medium sized businesses promoting job market
Cloud computing ensures easy availability of IT enabled services to small and medium sized businesses. This in turn promotes growth of businesses and hence, the creation of more jobs.
6. Hands free interaction with computers becomes possible
Usage of search engines involves accessing of numerous computer networks so as to gather the required data. However, the user is completely unaware of it. Cloud computing would not only simplify but also fasten this process. It would even make associated software invisible, allowing hands free interaction with computers.
Despite these great advantages cloud computing is not becoming increasingly popular among businesses due to risk of privacy and security. Cloud computing can definitely change the future of the tech industry if strict policies are created and adopted to regulate security breach. In a step towards improving usage of cloud computing the government of Singapore has taken steps to regulate security breach over the cloud. Tackling security concerns would increase cloud traffic drastically in no time making it hard for consumers to survive without utilizing it.