2015: A Big Year for Cloud Computing

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User Experience Will Be a Major Differentiator

Assuming that the majority of people have access to open source, cloud, app store distributions and a world-wide talent base, finding ways to "stand out" will be more difficult. With so many new projects launching on commodity platforms, the ways to differentiate one company from another will be limited. There are ways for a company to get to the forefront, but a major factor for 2015 will be visuals and user experience.

We're now in an age when visuals can make or break a brand. Having an attention-grabbing and enticing visual presentation along with a unique user experience is a great way to get noticed, beat competitors and attract an audience.

Given the rising cloud adoption, the increased interest in data visualization tools and the rise of internal enterprise app stores, 2015 is expected to be a big year for the cloud. Cloud adoption has reached a tipping point with a majority of businesses deploying at least a portion of their processes to the cloud. Debate still surrounds whether organizations should embrace public cloud versus private cloud deployments, but businesses, as well as consumers, are becoming more and more comfortable with the technology and flexibility provided by cloud deployments.

In this slideshow, Greg Arnette, CTO and founder of Sonian, a pioneer in cloud-based archiving, provides insights on the factors he predicts will have a major impact on the cloud industry this year.

Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world's information. More than 19,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian's secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian's email archive, which is integrated with the world's five largest public clouds.


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