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“Cloud computing, network virtualisation and on-demand technology services are changing how we think about IT.”

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What does the future hold for the cloud?

By now, most of you are converted to the benefits of cloud computing and data storage. Though you may have some concerns about security, compliance and client confidentiality, you are largely convinced of the cost, efficiency and environmental benefits. The abundant supply of IT options available through the cloud have allowed radical new innovations and business models in Chambers.

Legal professionals are transferring to the cloud in large numbers, but it is a technology that is changing, adapting and improving all the time. What we know now may be redundant by the end of 2015. The bigger questions being asked are not about growth, but about how users, providers and government policy-makers will evolve to deal with security and risks to personal information.

So what’s in the future of cloud computing? Well, it’s difficult to know, but several experts have made their predictions, and we thought we’d share them with you.

 

Growth

 

Cloud usage is expected to continue to grow exponentially into the future. Studies have shown that cloud usage is growing at a rate of 21.8% per year, and showing no signs of slowing. By 2018, 62% of CRMs are expected to be cloud-based, for example.

 

“47% of marketing departments will have 60% or more of their applications on a cloud platform in two years”

Forbes

 

Security

 

Though there are still doubts surrounding the safety of information stored on the cloud, the stats are moving in its favour:

 

94% of businesses saw an improvement in security after switching to the cloud.

RapidScale Survey

 

 

Smarter usage and increased capacity have contributed to improving the security of the cloud. Going forward though, safety measures such as effective disaster recovery will be pivotal, as as many as 43% of companies that experience a disaster never reopen.

That’s why you’ve got to make sure a disaster doesn’t happen to you.

We can help.

The options that cloud computing offer in corporate mobility and business agility are going to grow into the future. As they do, though, security, compliance and business continuity challenges will grow, too. The cloud can quickly become a complex a costly thing to manage and deliver. We can offer a cloud hosting solution that ensures market leading benchmarks for performance, reliability, security and uptime, and that your IT security systems guarantee compliance with data protection laws.

Want to know more? Get in touch today to discuss how we can help you make sense of your IT.

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