It is impressive how quickly cloud computing is becoming the standard for software delivery, data storage and many other IT activities. As businesses around the world are rapidly adopting cloud based business solutions, the ways offices look and operate are shifting significantly.
Recent research published at CloudTech reveals six ways that the cloud has transformed the workspace.
- Hardware is Smaller and Sleeker – About 60 percent of business report heavy use of personal tablets and smartphones among employees. The attraction is clear—smaller, faster and easier to use, tablets have become popular in personal space and now people want to use them at work.
- Software as a Service – By 2020, 25 percent of all software purchases will be software as a service (SaaS) and 57 percent of business applications users will deploy SaaS models by 2020.
- The Paperless Office is Close at Hand –Paper and ink are expensive, slow and take up a ton of physical space. The advantages of going paperless are clear and businesses and people are adopting paperless software and policies in record numbers.
- Collaboration has Never Been Easier – Companies that have embrace collaborative IT solutions are 73 percent more likely to see improved sales and customer acquisitions than those who do not.
- Work from Home or Anywhere for that Matter – About half of the American workforce holds a job that supports some form of telecommuting.
- Data Protection and Storage Moves from the Filing Cabinet to the Cloud – About 93 percent of American SMBs back their data up in the cloud with an estimated 1 exabyte (roughly 1 billion gigs) of data currently stored in the cloud.
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