More businesses to embrace the cloud in 2013

Monday 31 December 2012

Cloud computing

Cloud computing will become increasingly big business in 2013, it has been predicted.

According to Proformative, there is "no question" that hosted services will further gain in popularity in the coming year.

The news provider said non-users will find it increasingly difficult to persist with traditional IT delivery approaches.

As more of their rivals gain an advantage in the cloud, businesses will come on board and start using hosted IT, it claimed.

"Professionals around the world are benefiting from remote access to work data and information, forgetting about software updates, among other benefits," Proformative added.

The news provider forecast that working in the cloud will become seen as the norm by employees.

It also expects businesses to use a combination of on and off-premise IT solutions, creating hybrid cloud environments.

This will allow them to outsource the functions they are happy placing in the cloud, while keeping mission critical tasks on-site and under their sole jurisdiction.

According to Forrester Research, 2013 will be the year when businesses make more educated decisions about the functions they outsource to the cloud.

They will stop saying that everything is moving to the hosted platform, and "get real" about what fits well and what does not.

Posted by Alex Boardman