The year 2012 has seen a lot of changes in the IT arena and Cloud Computing has been one of the major contributors to it. Both the ICT suppliers and users have been affected by the advent of cloud computing and its increased use in many areas that touch our lives on a frequent basis. Despite the number of changes and developments that the cloud has been through it is still budding and needs lot of polishing before it can shine like a diamond.
Cloud Computing has been a major decision for business that were faced with the urge to restructure their IT departments and budgets to align their processes with the ongoing economic conditions and uncertain business environment. Even though businesses face certain glitches with the cloud they have started to come to terms with it and more businesses are looking forward to migrate their operations into the cloud for better business agility. With the companies moving to the cloud now even governments of many countries have started to consider cloud as a way to turn around their economy by reducing overall IT budgets and provide the much needed boost to their economies.
From having a good understanding the focus in cloud computing has now shifted to what it can do for businesses and in what ways it can deliver benefits in the long term. Even though only a little amount of companies have made the move to the cloud there are many that are considering the switch and are in phase of getting on board quite soon. And companies that are not currently in the mood to switch to cloud computing as a viable option are also not denying the possibilities of considering it in the near future.
With more businesses and users contemplating the shift to the cloud many ICT providers are also chalking out strategies to cater to the billion dollar cloud computing market. With big companies joining hands to provide cloud based services it can be said that Cloud Computing is going to gain more and more attraction from businesses and service providers alike.
As businesses continue to face difficulties in coping with the economic crisis and think of ways to innovate and make their businesses more contemporary, the need to switch to more flexible IT solutions is going to get strong.
And as Cloud Computing has been a major consideration for IT departments in this year and will continue to be one in the year 2013 as well.