Guest blogger: Mike Feil, Director of Cloud Solutions
This week, we’re proud to share our new cloud infographic, showing just how pervasive the cloud has become in the personal and business realms. To follow up with our previous post on the history of the cloud, we thought we’d highlight a few key stats from our infographic, and try to predict the future of the cloud.
- The cloud is personal: One of the most well-known clouds is Apple’s iCloud, which stores 28 million songs
- The cloud is efficient: 60% of companies say that cloud computing has reduced the need for their IT team to maintain infrastructure
- The cloud is growing: By the end of 2016, more than 50% of Global 1000 companies will be storing customer-sensitive data in the public cloud
Where do we go from here? We’ve recently seen the launch of Samsung’s Chromebook, which works almost exclusively in the cloud, as well as the growth of the personal cloud, which we will discuss in our next post. Forrester expects the cloud market to grow to around $150 billion by 2020, from $35 billion in 2011.
Take a look at our infographic, and tell us: Do you see a future where the majority of our work and personal computing is done in the cloud? Or will we realize that the cloud is just hype, and see its growth level off soon?
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