Cloud computing is expected to boom over the next two years, with more and more enterprises adopting cloud services.
The progression to cloud is a natural turn for business IT and the sharp rise expected is reflected in the way companies are now budgeting specifically for cloud services. These budgets are not only being planned for but they are also increasing in value. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) are up 30% in the last 6 months and the number of businesses migrating to services like Office 365 is still growing.
The main factors slowing down migration to the cloud are the non-technical barriers of people, processes and policy. Meeting compliance and regulations with such new services is giving companies hurdles to get over before they can employ the latest cloud technologies and services within their infrastructure.
Cloud technology remains high on the IT agenda. Developments and general acceptance of the new services it provides mean we expect to see a large rise in the volume of cloud services being used nationally over the next couple of years.