There’s no question that the Cloud is disrupting the business landscape in ways many never could have imagined. By the end of 2013, the public Cloud is expected to grow by $131 billion. With Cloud’s automatic updates, it’s keep up or get blown away. Between January 2011 and September 2012, Amazon Web Services launched over 130 system updates—that’s a new update once every five days! There’s no more having to wait for next edition fixes.
Cloud standardizes IT and increases device compatibility, allowing employees to use their personal devices in the workplace. The average employee in the U.S. saved 81 minutes with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) per week. U.S. company BYOD savings per mobile per year are $950 (with basic) and $3,150 (comprehensive). About 89 percent of companies worldwide currently offer BYOD. Cloud also enables employees to “dial into” corporate systems and work remotely, which results in 13 percent boost in worker productivity and significantly higher levels of satisfaction.
The Cloud reduces the need for server management and maintenance, freeing up time for tech savvies to innovate. “Creative people are becoming increasingly tech savvy, and there is a clear requirement already in business for creativity that works seamlessly with technology,” says Professor Andrew Hugill, director of creative Cloud computing at Bath Spa University.
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