Cloud Computing Outlook

5 Points Every CIO Should Know About Cloud Computing

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cloud computing is a mainstream technology that is not only deployed to maintain the IT infrastructure but also to enable deeper focus on improving efficiency and nurturing innovation

Fremont, CA: According to much recent researches and study reports, cloud computing has the potential to transform all fields of business, from manufacturing to customer experiences. A new report from Google on the future of cloud computing agrees on the same and provides an in-depth look at how cloud computing will unlock the power of technology and shape the enterprises accordingly to cope up with the ever evolving challenges in the technology landscape. The report also elucidates the key findings and results amassed from surveys conducted among 1100 CIOs and IT decision-makers and extends some actionable advices to them.

Here are five points that stood out from this particular survey conducted by Google.

1. Cloud Computing Will Move to The Forefront Of Enterprise Technology Over The Next Decade:

On an international scale, 47 percent of the participants have already deployed public or private cloud computing to their companies’ IT infrastructure. When asked for their predictions on the same for the next decade, the number hiked by another 30 percentage points. The C-suite respondents exhibited confidence as they agreed that the cloud would become the supreme technology within a decade. The majority of the C-suite decision-makers believe that the cloud will fulfill at least 75 percent of their IT needs, while 40 percent of the non-c-suite peers express the same view. Cloud already occupies a key role in enterprise technology, and decision-makers have already identified the fact. An unprecedented leap in the cloud adoption is expected in the coming years.

2. The Cloud Is Complex, but driver of Revenue Growth:

Cloud computing is not just a symbol of status quos or maintaining systems; it is a driving factor for businesses helping them to focus on improving efficiency and nurturing innovation. It is an apparent phenomenon that 79 percent of the respondents have considered that cloud is a crucial factor that drives revenue growth, and another 87 percent predict it will become an inevitability within a decade's time. The C-suite participants and the non-C-suite peers stand at the same level as they anticipate that the cloud will enact a major role in driving revenue growth. The studies by Google suggest that the CIOs across the globe believe the success of their firm is directly proportional to the efficiency of cloud technology applications. 

3. Businesses Are Bringing In Cloud Capacities With Edge Computing to Verify Data At Its Source:

It has been foreseen that, over the next decade, the cloud will be instilled with the technology stack, including IoT devices and edge computing. At present, 33 percent of the companies utilize edge computing for the larger share of their cloud operations, and 55 percent are predicted to do the same by 2029. The Unites States is noted to lag in this sector, with less than 18 percent of the participants using edge computing for a major share of the cloud operations. As more and more companies expand their cloud power and intelligence to the edge, improved real-time predictions, quicker responses, and increased seamless customer experiences are to be expected. 

4. Tomorrow’s Businesses' Motto Will Be Openness And Interoperability:

In an ideal scenario, the adoption of cloud is one of the vital steps to the stairway leading to a massive transformation in which several new tools and systems have positive effervescence on company culture. The research conducted by Google suggests that businesses will unravel to occur in an environ where increased value for openness is present. By the end of the next decade, almost 41 percent of global companies are expected to utilize OSS for the greater half of their software platform. When the same is confirmed with CIOs and their business-related peers, the use of predicted OSS were similar with their counterparts. This implies that the technology leaders, as well as the business heads equally recognize the value of interoperability, standardization, continuous innovation, and freedom from vendor lock in and continuous innovation. 

5. On A Journey to the Cloud, Companies Leverage New Techniques to Balance Speed and Quality:

To stay ahead of the competition in today’s streaming world, many companies are facing increasing pressures to innovate quicker, and the cloud is assisting in keeping up with the pace. Sixty percent of the respondents reported that their firms update the code weekly or daily by the year 2029, while 37 percent have already adopted a similar method. It suggests that an increase in the usage of continuous integration and delivery techniques in the next decade can result in much more frequent releases and higher developer productivity.

As the organizations equip themselves for the future, it is also necessary for them to balance the speed along with maintaining high quality. The research by Google suggests that companies can maintain the desired progress by incorporating security measures early in the development process and making presumptions of constant vulnerability so that all surprises can be handled efficiently. Cloud-based companies plans to rely on automation to ensure the compliance of quality and security as the speed and development of the options increase and when this is continuously executed. 

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