Monday, November 14, 2011 5:41:10 PM
As more technology manufacturers begin to see the potential transformations cloud computing could lead to in their industries, the service continues to skyrocket in profitability. CRN recently published an article explaining that the mobile device industry is continuously turning to cloud services to improve the designs and functionality of everything from smartphones to tablet computers.
According to the source, a new study from Juniper Research forecast revenues from the mobile cloud to increase by close to 90 percent annually through 2014. This, the news provider notes, would represent an increase of around $9.1 billion from 2009-2014.
"The cloud has taken a new shape in 2011," Adam Caplan of a leading IT company told the news source. "It's no longer just moving business processes to the cloud; it's about deploying cutting-edge mobile and social apps that enable businesses to change the way their employees work."
The projections are much in line with others pertaining to mobile devices. Many major smartphone and tablet providers have cited the cloud as being among the most important advances to their manufacturing strategies in years. For example, In-Stat Research recently estimated 65 percent of U.S. citizens will own a tablet by 2015.
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