In the last few years, we have seen cloud computing invading offices, homes and corporations. It is becoming increasingly important to pay attention to how quickly cloud will take over in-house infrastructure. The possibility of cloud based IT outsourcing taking over in-house IT infrastructure might happen as soon as 2015 according to a research study.
Cloud is only going to get bigger
More than 35% of IT outsourcing is now over the cloud and it is expected to cross 50% by 2015 according to SAVVIS, a CenturyLink company. By 2018, the report estimates that cloud will take over more than 70% of IT infrastructures and resources. There are several reasons for this trend. First of all, cloud reduces costs and then it improves quality, helps people to be flexible, gives access to improved technology and also reduces administrative time.
With all these benefits in place, we see no reason why people must not begin to adopt cloud computing as soon as possible. Corporate companies were hesitant to adopt cloud technology initially but that situation has reversed. In fact, cloud computing has grown so aggressively that most outsourcing companies exist today because of clued computing. Here are 5 ways in which cloud based IT outsourcing is superior to in-house IT infrastructures.
Cloud reduces costs
It is no secret that cloud computing is all about money. It helps companies to reduce costs and ensure that a lot of that money is spent on something more useful. This alone is enough for us to recommend cloud computing. Cost reduction is hugely important today as companies simply do not have the money to invest in legacy systems and to engage in IT development themselves. Using cloud based IT outsourcing helps such companies to reduce costs.
Improves quality of work
As cloud reduces cost, it indirectly increases the quality of work that is finished. The outsourcing agencies have much money to gain from increased workflow and the client companies have an added advantage of getting rid of IT development tasks that proved too difficult to manage. At the end of the day, it is a win-win situation that helps people to save time, money and engage in work.
As cloud computing is carried in the cloud, it greatly increases flexibility. Employees will no longer need to visit offices everyday and login to legacy systems. They can work from anywhere that has a connection to the Internet. This is one of the reasons why outsourcing has been growing by leaps and bounds. Increased flexibility also means companies have more freedom to engage in activities that they previously couldn’t.
Access to good technology
More and more companies are beginning to enjoy the luxury of using cutting-edge technologies, thanks to cloud computing. It is impossible to gain access to cutting-edge technologies unless they are available over the cloud. It reduces costs and is a more democratic way of working with technology. Even smaller companies that cannot gain access to expensive software programs can use cloud based software programs.
Reduction of administrative time
Cloud computing automates a lot of things and reduces the need to administrate IT activities. It helps companies to ensure that they do not need to be always monitoring IT activities. Cloud computing takes care of IT activities that previously needed to be taken care of by in-house IT professionals. It has led to a situation where companies are now more willing to send work to people elsewhere in the cloud rather than taking up all the IT related work themselves in in-house infrastructure. Storage, hosting and everything else that previously needed to be housed at a location can now be hired on the cloud.
One of the main reasons why cloud computing is becoming increasingly accepted is because high speed internet connections are making in-roads even in poorer countries. India now boasts of very high speed connections and this helps outsourcing companies to provide cloud solutions with ease; something that they previously were not able to do. Changing times and changing technology has helped companies in countries like India to offer cheaper services in the cloud. Companies in the U.S. or in the U.K. will no longer need to house their IT infrastructure within their own offices. Almost everything can be outsourced over the cloud.