Is The Cloud A Reality?

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An “always on” society, with its big data, on-demand lifestyle, need for massive amounts of storage, and a multitude of devices made the cloud a reality. Consumers embrace the cloud and are connected through their smartphones, tablets, computers, and more. It offers them a place to store music, videos, pictures, and other personal information with the ability to access it from anywhere, at anytime. The massive video and music libraries that took up a whole wall in someone’s living room can now be easily stored in the cloud. There is also less worry about handling and losing the information because it is safely stored away from their homes. If a device is lost or destroyed, it is a simple process to load information to a new device.…show more content…
2). This sounds promising, but means that about a third of business leaders do not plan on a similar move. In the same study, less than half of leaders do not plan to move a majority of core business applications to the cloud by 2019, while about 19 percent have no reservations about moving apps into the cloud. These figures may seem discouraging, but it is understandable that managers are hesitant to move their business critical applications to the cloud right away, especially when cloud leaks come up in the news from time to time. According to Cisco’s chief futurist and technologist, much of the zettaflood, or multiple zettabytes created in the world, is accessed by the cloud. The estimate is that by 2020 about a third of all data will either live in or pass through the cloud (Bort, 2011). Businesses can make incremental movements towards the cloud by going the hybrid route. This allows a company to move its non-critical work to the cloud, which will also free up storage space. As more make moves to the cloud and realize the benefits, there will be a greater shift. Those that wait will find themselves behind the times, and when they realize this it might be too late. Despite the rapid changes and complexity in technology, the future promises technology that is more transparent. Years ago electronics came with large instructional booklets, many of them required serious studying to completely understand the product. More
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