Friday, September 30, 2011 5:35:22 PM
Shortly after the inception of cloud computing, the industry rapidly evolved into a wide-reaching technology with which many new devices use to function. As mobile devices continue to decrease in size while increasing in power and capabilities, the cloud offers a perfect resource to store and transmit data through tools such as smartphones, tablets and netbooks.
Tech Target recently published an article explaining that mobile cloud computing differs from mobile computing in many respects, while businesses are rapidly adopting mobile technology powered by the cloud to improve practices and general operations.
The website cites a Juniper Research report that forecast mobile applications running on the cloud to grow by nearly 90 percent between 2009 and 2014, while around 240 million individuals in enterprise and the general public will be able to use mobile devices to access the cloud by 2015.
Additionally, the news provider notes that the cloud allows a large number of employees to share data and applications at a relatively low level of expenditure, fueling the industry toward success in times of economic hardship.
According to Forrester Research projections, tablet sales will eclipse those of personal computers within the next four years, Mashable reported this past January.
-McAfee Cloud Security