Throughout the rest of 2018, small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) are expected to continue to increase their usage of cloud services for data storage, file hosting and sharing, web-based email and customer relationship management -- in other words, almost every essential function of business. A vast majority of SMBs are already using at least one cloud-based application, and that number is likely to increase this year as these companies continue to discover the competitive advantages offered by the cloud and cloud-based applications. So, how is cloud usage growing and changing for SMBs, and how are providers rising up to meet their demands? More than 60 percent of IT professionals predict their operating system will become irrelevant due to cloud-based programs.1 That's a jaw-dropping statistic, but it makes sense when you see just how far the cloud is infiltrating into daily work life.
Despite intense concerns about data and HIPAA rules, the cloud is poised to become a big part of healthcare. But much of it is likely to remain on-premises or private clouds, with some reliance on the public kind. A survey from Level 3 and HIMMS Analytics finds growing adoption of cloud for a range of healthcare functions, significantly growing in just the past two years. The survey finds 47% of survey respondents were planning to use the cloud for back office functions, up from 22% just two years ago. Likewise, 47% were planning to use the cloud for business continuity and disaster recovery in 2014 -- up from 31% in 2014.
While cloud services' benefits of quick deployment and flexible scalability at a lower cost have driven enterprise adoption, security concerns continue to be a key factor in determining the extent and style of cloud adoption. However, for many enterprises the benefits outweigh the risks, and as a result, cloud adoption is still outpacing security capability. Cloud security processes in many companies are still relatively immature, according to some information security leaders. Already heavily-invested in cloud services, technology companies are stepping up efforts around security and the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) has published guidelines that it claims will make public cloud services safe for most government information and services. Despite these positive developments, the reality is that most apps are not enterprise ready from a security standpoint.
Everyone must change and everyone must be on the cloud. We hear this all the time, the proliferation of hyperscale cloud, and the move away from traditional -- but why? Talking to our customers around the world we hear the same stories: Cloud first, migration to cloud, native cloud, agile, dev ops. The list goes on and never seems to stop, and is constantly changing. We all seem to be on a treadmill to keep up with this pace of change. And apparently we must have a blockchain too!
The competition in the market for having integration of cloud services is at its peak. We know that there is a strong reason to it, and this is why we are the leading and the one-stop destination that provides accurate and result-oriented cloud services to our clients and that is with helping them migrate from one server to another. So, with this said, let us know what services are you looking for?