Today we are looking at a rapid expansion in the usage of cloud in the enterprise. Though mainframe computers dominate when it comes to bulk data processing in many enterprises (with the added assurance that it is on-premise; hence leading to secure data ) the cloud is fast occupying a place of priority for its simplicity, scalability, accessibility in multiple devices.
Another major reason behind the radical change is the huge cost reduction. By using the cloud, we shift capital expenditure to operational expenditure (from using dedicated hardware which is depreciated over a period of time to a shared infrastructure pay-as-use model.) This model is of great value for every organization regardless of its size or capital. Especially for start ups that are looking at modern infrastructure on a minimum budget.
One thing that is clear is that a 21st century enterprise has to utilize these technological changes to the full extent. The Social, Mobile , Analytics, and Cloud factor, when bundled together in the right manner can be a major competitive advantage factor for your organization. Mobility along with social interactions creates big data from which you can make better business decisions.
Today the mobile is becoming a first point of contact for customer.Cloud has a huge advantage in the mobile environment. Today there is a need for secure, agile, and easy to access storage. Cloud is fast becoming a must in the mobile environment.This has created a new set of services called Mobile Backend as a Service. More on that below -