In the modern day, many businesses operate with their very own technicians, data centers and complex infrastructure, which has essentially been a requirement once any given business reaches a certain size. Just as much as technology initially made doing business more complex and required more overhead, the opposite trend is beginning to manifest due to marked improvements in the efficiency of said technologies. Over the next decade, businesses should be bracing for rapid change within their operating models and plan for the inevitable impact that cloud computing will have on their day-to-day operations.
One of the biggest changes coming to the average business is how data will be transferred and stored within the company. Throughout most of the last decade, companies have had to invest in large rack-mount servers, upgraded Ethernet and wireless capabilities and an extensive amount of storage space to accommodate all of the data of the company. With rapidly-increasing Internet speeds and an ever-growing competition among cloud computing services, it will soon become much more economical to outsource data storage and retrieval to a cloud computing company. While some kinks will have to be worked out regarding how companies tend to want to hide their data from anyone outside the company, the rapid gains in efficiency and expenses will lead companies to outsource these tasks to the Cloud.
As a result of these efficiency improvements, further gains in productivity and profitability will arise from the resulting reduced need for in-house server technicians and support staff. When everything is managed and stored to one remote location, the company hosting the data is ultimately responsible for ensuring up-time, access and adequate connection speeds. No longer will companies have to house these units nor will they have to employ others to maintain them on-site. Combine these trends with the ever-decreasing price of technology as a whole and a well-prepared company that is ready to embrace cloud computing will enjoy unparalleled gains in efficiency and profitability in the coming years.