Happy New Year, everyone! As 2013 begins let’s take a look at some of the predictions in cloud computing for this year. Joe McKendrick of Forbes focuses on seven ideas that could be coming:
Hosted private clouds. Analysts predict that there will be more private clouds managed by someone else, off-premise which will be more cost effective.
Cloud and mobile becoming one. Experts see that many cloud projects are driven by the need to mobile access to back-end applications. Mr. McKendrick’s article states that currently most software as a service (SaaS) applications offer a mobile client which supports this prediction.
Personal clouds. Mr. McKendrick sites a Gartner prediction that personal clouds will gradually replace the personal computer as the location where individuals center their digital lives.
Cloud services brokerages. IT organizations will increasingly assume the internal role of “cloud services brokerage”.
Industry-specific and community clouds. We should see a rise in “purpose-built” clouds that serve a particular market, such as healthcare, finance, etc.
Talent. Shortages in cloud talent could present a constraint to enterprise technology adoption.
“Cloud” as a defining term. Experts predict that many will start to focus less on ‘everything to the cloud’ and focus more on what really fits and what doesn’t in the new technology.