Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending in June 4

June 4, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

IT industry leaders are continually providing their predictions on top technology trends and the future of cloud services. This week, we focused our news report on advancements in the cloud and how technology changes could affect the industry. Keep reading for Bluelock’s top three future-facing articles:

Cloud Computing: Where It’s Been, Where It’s Going

In an article from Tech Cocktail, Michael Templeman examines the past, present and future of cloud computing. Templeman speculates that the cloud will “continue expanding its reach and depth into our lives.” He also touches on studies that estimate that half of all IT will be in the cloud in the next decade. But there are also concerns to be addressed – such as how the growth of the cloud will affect security standards.

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Cloud Computing: What’s next?

Antony Savvas analyzes how cloud computing providers will have to adjust their services to keep up with the inevitable growth of the cloud. In an article from ITProPortal, he predicts that in the future, cloud services will grow exponentially for personal and home use, retail sectors, and disaster recovery. “Collaboration is being transformed by mobile, bring your own device, social media and big data,” which is pushing new developments, says Savvas.

Take a look at how the future of the cloud could affect all areas of your life >>

The Future of Cloud Computing: 5 Predictions

This article from IBM’s Thoughts on Cloud bring forward Gery Menegaz’s five predictions for the next few years in the cloud industry. Increased innovation suggests “by 2016 over a quarter of all applications will be available on the cloud.” With this growth comes increased competition, which will “give way to better products, services and innovation,” according to Menegaz. He also foresees a large growth in the use of the hybrid cloud stating, “pure cloud implementations are the exception and not the rule.” In short, cloud technology advancement is quickly developing in a large variety of sectors.

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What are your predictions for the future of the cloud computing industry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.