Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:43:48 PM
Cloud computing development and adoption is exploding throughout nearly every industry, but some businesses are still exploring options and have yet to take the full plunge into the cloud.
In a recent Long Island Business News report, technology writer Pedram Tabibi examined his experience at the Long Island Software and Technology Network's Tech Melt 2011, where industry experts provided businesses with information and future predictions on cloud computing.
"It was emphasized throughout the panel's discussion that the impact of cloud computing for small businesses should be especially big," Tabibi wrote. "Small businesses will now have access to services like never before and can really get ahead and utilize the same quality services as any large company. This represents a big paradigm shift and all businesses are wise to embrace it now as cloud computing continues to grow and expand."
According to the report, the expert panel said cloud computing revenue will grow from $80 billion in 2011 to more than $170 billion by 2015. Meanwhile, IT spending recently fell from 6 percent of businesses' operating costs to 4 percent, a result of increased cloud usage.
Cloud computing can provide small businesses with numerous benefits, including scalability, faster deployment, lowered IT costs and improved flexibility.
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