Although there has much hype over cloud computing, many companies are still going slow on it. 2011 definitely seems to be the year for this technology. Cloud computing is a sweeping paradigm shift in the way companies work. This shift has to be well-accommodated across the different departments in large organizations. Cloud computing also means change management.
Most organizations are planning to adopt this technology. So it won’t be long when domino effect start to take place where companies start falling for cloud computing! Some companies might be skeptical before proceeding to adopt the technology. They will wait till others have had a successful run with it. If the find that they have, they will immediately express their interest in the technology.
In cloud computing, the race is being run by some large corporations who make cloud computing services. It is still not clear who is winning at this point. The three top players are Google’s App Engine, Amazon’s Web Services, and Microsoft’s Azure. With the market still wide open, it could be anybody’s game. Out of the blue a company might surface from somewhere and hog the competition.
Companies that have transitioned to the cloud model of computing are setting up dedicated tech support administration teams. This is again another trend that cloud computing had produced. No sooner will there be requirement for personnel qualified to work in cloud computing environments. What it will also give rise to is a slew of cloud computing certifications.
Surveys have revealed that companies preferred their email applications to be on the cloud. Almost half of the surveyed companies were interested in email as a cloud service. So it is likely that email clients will transition to a cloud based environment in the future.
As companies are trying to gain prominence in a competitive market, their IT landscape will be examined under the cloud-computing scanner. Rest assured , cloud computing will bring in a sea of trends.