2015: A Big Year for Cloud Computing

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Enterprises Embrace Internal App Stores

Businesses will deploy internal app stores to allow employees self-service access to a wide array of company sanctioned IT services. Companies will also see more worth in IT itself and it will increasingly become a value-add service as opposed to strictly a cost center.

Internal app stores will be curated by IT groups and influenced by business unit managers. Assuming all knowledge workers are comfortable with the app store concept, this could be a seamless transition. Internal app stores will use security and auditing controls in order to monitor access.

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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