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The cloud technology trends to expect for this year

30.10.2020 Saudi Poster

As you may clearly know, there has been an increase for adopting cloud within the recent years. According to a recent report from Gartner, we will witness an investment of around 50 percent made in cloud technology within the next four years. It is obviously that the cloud is here, yet a lot of organizations are still rushing to transfer their data to the cloud environment as they suppose that this can help develop their business.

1. By what ways entrepreneurs can take advantage of their current resources effectively

It is undeniable that entrepreneurs should follow a clear approach including evaluating all the available options under the perspective of their business requirements, current IT structure, cost as well as safety and so on. It is also highly recommended for them to discover and be sure about the computing resource in their current desktops as well as servers within the It infrastructure of company. This can be done for operating workloads without the need for any incremental cost.

Leveraging unused on – premise compute capacity can help save much of the expenses. More precisely, this is due to the ability to keep workloads on premises in the first location as well as the ability to moving current workloads on clouds back to the conventional data center.

2. What companies usually do wrong when they migrate to the cloud environment

First and foremost, there are many companies rushing to move to the cloud even when they do not have any idea about this and they do so just because this is a trend. Secondly, they always believe that migrating to cloud will save much of their expenses. They are not clear what their companies’ needs are. What is more, they do not understand exactly the problems and the prices that relate to cloud adoption. For instance, they do not take into consideration such problems as whether they need to sign a long –term contract or a temporary one, whether they have already had the needed skills and there are any additional fees or not.

3. Cloud computing will be the future for all industries as well as businesses instead of having systems located on premises. Is this statement true?

It is often supposed that in the future, we will receive advantage from both on premises and cloud resources. To be more specific, a lot of organizations will receive benefits from a mixture including clouds as well as private architectures in order to save much of the costs and control safety more effectively.

4. There would be many more cloud vendors and companies that support organizations to deal with the increasing cloud expenditures

It is definitely true. Even though there will be a lot of different applications, the cloud ones are still be highly recommended. That is the reason why cloud consultancies can come into the play and generate profit. When the cloud grows its scope of popularity, cloud consultancies will be expected to support the companies to assess how and where they should use cloud. There are two types of cloud consultancies: the small – size ones will develop its reputation in local markets while larger ones such as McKinsey will gain popularity in each industry.

According to Gartner, the public cloud service market of the world will increase from around 246 billion dollars in 2017 to almost 287 billion dollars in 2009 and it is expected to reach over 380 billion dollars by the next year. Also, it is claimed that expenses spent on cloud computing will grow by 4.5 times compared to the rate of spending in 2009. That rate of IT spending will be predicted to increase by 6 times from 2015 to 2020. This development of cloud consultancies is attributed to the fact that a lot of companies are not sure about how to manage the cloud. From a research of IDC, we knew that over 40 percent of organizations have migrated their data back to their own data center after moving it to the cloud.

5. About the IT’s talent gap

In such a long time, there has been a big change in IT talent pool, which is affected by cloud technology. In the past, IT responsibilities were transferred to experienced engineers who had the ability to set up data centers. However, the situation now has changed. The requirement has reached further than just how to configure cloud services. Due to this reason, there has been a talent gap and every industry has been trying to keep updated. Meanwhile, cloud consultancies as well as developers are making effort to enter the university curriculum in order to help organize classes for students, with the major aim of motivating them to be software engineers.

However, none solution is considered to be permanent. It is better for us to pay attention to promoting the development among computer scientists as they are well trained and have a good knowledge of cloud. These people can maintain the sustainability for job growth in terms of Information Technology in the upcoming future. Nevertheless, we should also focus on the requirement for platforms which can get over the sophistication of operation processes, eliminate the learning curve as well as provide amateur users with a chance to operate their own workloads while there is no need for IT skills.

6. According to many entrepreneurs, CIOs need to be responsible for the complication of systems.

The conventional responsibility of CIO was to bridge the gap between technical and non – technical worlds. However, in fact, the leaders are now more intelligent with well – prepared knowledge as well as have enough techniques compared to those in the past. The responsibility of CIO today is rather similar to that of CTO. In the future, CTO would be more focused because the business results are associated to technologies. The myth lies in how different the CIO is from the responsibilities of CTO. Everything can be changed in the upcoming time, the above information is just predictions.

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