Future cloud computing trends to get ready for now

Earlier this year, we looked at five cloud computing trends that are shaping the world of business in 2018. These included:

  • Cloud as a service. Making SaaS a fundamental part of your business strategy is being seen as a sure fire way to succeed. As such, it won’t be long before the majority of organisations move all (or most) of their data to cloud servers
  • Hybrid solutions. As SaaS becomes increasingly in demand, many businesses are starting to look at how to integrate cloud-based products with their existing on-premise infrastructure
  • Hosted desktops. Cloud-based hosted desktops are a significant trend due to their ability to provide a simple and effective solution for businesses that require secure access to information
  • Increased storage capacity. As all aspects of our lives become more and more data-driven, companies that are not yet using software to provide them with the most up-to-date and accurate data are likely to fall behind
  • Improved communication tools. Ensuring employees can communicate with each other –no matter where they are – is becoming more and more critical. At the same time, it is no longer acceptable for different departments and offices not to share their data. Collaboration and communication are essential.

In 2018, all of these trends are leading to increased uptake of cloud-based solutions and servers. But, at Cloud Geeni, we don’t just make it our business to find out what’s happening now, we also keep an eye on the future to ensure you are ready for whatever is around the corner.

So, what are the future cloud computing trends you should be planning for now?

Customer experience (CX)

Once a fashionable buzzword, CX is now crucial to all businesses that want to meet evolving customer expectations. And the key to delivering an outstanding CX is data. However, for many companies, data collection is still done using outdated processes.

If you want to keep ahead of the curve over the next few years it is vital that your business becomes data-enabled.

With Cloud Geeni, you can access all your business-critical information, in real-time, from multiple data sources. So your employees can do their jobs wherever and whenever they are; on any internet enabled device. Crucially, by making internal business silos a thing of the past and improving visibility between different departments and offices, you’ll also be able to deliver a better CX. One that is tailored to the needs of each customer and their user journey.

Mobility

According to the experts, mobile working in the UK is on the verge of a tipping point. And, at some point soon, desk-based working will be the exception rather than the rule. Indeed, according to the Work Foundation at Lancaster University, 70% of organisations in the UK are likely to have adopted flexible working policies by 2020.

Of course, at Cloud Geeni we’ve been talking about getting ready for the mobile workforce for some time now. But it’s never been more important for employers to adapt if they want to meet the needs of tomorrow’s workforce and future-proof their businesses.

Evolving technologies

As well as benefits in customer and employee satisfaction, by 2020 we can expect to see new technologies shaking up the world of cloud computing. In fact, the one thing you can take as a given when working in the world of tech is that the innovation never stops.

Over the next few years, we predict that AI, Blockchain, quantum computing and algorithmic systems will all make a significant impact as more and more things transition to the cloud.

By the end of 2020, it is also estimated that more than a quarter of all applications will be available on the cloud. And, with experts predicting that there will 20.4 billion connected things in use by 2020, we can expect much more applications to follow.

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