2015: A Big Year for Cloud Computing

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More 'Bring Your Own Everything'

Another trend is a concept called "bring your own X." We are well into the era of "bring your own device" with employees using their own smartphones and tablets at work. "Bring your own everything" is just around the corner. Businesses will be allowing individuals to bring everything from their own IT (devices and apps) to their own health care (ACA state health exchanges).

Over the next five to 10 years, companies will be providing less central core services and placing the burden (or opportunity) on the employee to be more self-sufficient while internal app stores will help police information security policies. The only thing a business will keep hold of is the critical data that makes up the organization's crown jewels.

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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