The great thing about cloud computing is that you are able to access your software whenever and wherever you are. As long as you have an Internet connection, your cloud-based software application is only a click away. If that isn’t awesome enough, cloud-based computing frees users from the traditional headaches of local computing.
For one, you don’t have to deal with security issues since all these are resolved at the server level. Another great reason for migrating to the cloud is the fact that cloud computing is like leasing-you only pay for the part you use. If you are already using cloud computing, hang on to your seats, there are some major changes taking place in cloud-based computing technology. These changes are set to transform cloud computing and take into a whole other level.
Greater social integration
Social networking has revolutionized key segments of business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) computing. Thanks to social networks, terms like ‘tweets’ and ‘likes’ are very commonplace now. Social networks and their ability to share content has transformed media.
Well, it looks like social networks are also set to transform cloud-based computing. Some cloud-based applications now have facebook apps and many incorporate tweets. This integration of cloud computing and social networks is only natural since cloud services can use the free promotions they can get from social networks while the networks’ core offerings are enhanced by integrating with powerful cloud-based services.
The more people use a cloud service, the more usage data and non-personally identifiable ‘by-product’ data they produce. The most common example of this, of course, are the search terms you use when you use Google, a key example of a cloud-based service. Now, imagine the online service actively sorting through this by-product data to help increase your productivity? Due to the huge amount of users, popular cloud services can harness the data storm they are enjoying to enhance their services and offer premium services.
Increasingly, cloud services are interacting with mobile device apps to provide realtime updates. This makes great sense because mobile devices have only so much space and computing power. By splitting the load with a cloud-based server, the mobile device’s app functions more like a thin front end while the cloud-based back end does the heavy lifting.