Cloud Computing Statistics & Forecasts (Infographic)

The cloud has been a head-turner for the past half decade. While many organizations are already benefitting from an all cloud or hybrid cloud environment, occasionally we still come across members of organizations who are uncertain about the cloud. From security concerns to familiarity with legacy systems, some IT and business decision makers remain wary of implementing cloud-based systems or platforms.

With the pace at which the cloud services industry has evolved, the cloud is no longer just a trendy tech wave. Gartner predicts that by 2020, almost all companies will use cloud-centric technology. They forecast that "a corporate 'no-cloud' policy will be as outlandish as a 'no-internet' policy is today." Why? Because it's a powerful business tool that's allowing organizations to run more efficiently and be more competitive. The following research statistics paint an intriguing picture of the current state of cloud computing for organizations everywhere. 

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Cloud Solutions for Your Business

There are many reasons companies are making the switch to public cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure. In fact, 2020 has been a banner year for Azure, with new / updated features including:

  1. Integrated Security Solutions - the cloud provider has coupled this with security solutions such as threat detection for suspicious user behavior, DDoS protection against malicious web traffic, and Azure AD for Single-Sign-On and identity management. 
  2. AI, Machine Learning, and Advanced Analytics -  Microsoft will be introducing new tools focused on predictive analytics for more informed business and employee decisions.
  3. Convergent, Open Source Platforms and Integrations - The Azure portal has become highly personalized, making it easier for users to add and deploy their preferred resources, data sources, and devices. 
  4. Smarter IoT Devices in the Cloud - Microsoft has developed Azure IoT Central - a fully managed platform that offers enterprise-level IoT project templates.
  5. Dynamic Pricing Structure for SMBs - This year, Microsoft will be expanding Azure's pricing model to better match project volume and need.

For more information consider reaching out to an iCorps expert and requesting a free IT consultation.  

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