In 2016, companies will be interested in moving not only data but services to the cloud. The prospect is challenging but rewarding. Mobile technology is easy to access and allows businesses to be more flexible. You’ll now be able to monitor your company’s costs and technology use. This will help you cut your budget and spend money where it is needed.
Emerging Market Trends
Companies have the goal of smoothing the process of transitioning to the cloud and giving more devices access to the Internet of Things (IoT). Here are some ways this will occur.
- Companies will determine whether to use the public or private cloud, a hybrid cloud strategy or multi-cloud models.
- Security standards will develop for the cloud.
- Open source-based frameworks will enable many new applications.
Importance of Integrating Software
Utilizing the cloud allows you to integrate SaaS tools and save time and money. Although the speed of the cloud needs to be faster and local systems need to be combined with it more effectively, just using the cloud and getting to work with it is a start. It’s through trial and error that your business can work to become more responsive and nimble.
Cost Savings Over Time
Integration saves money in productivity and immediacy. Businesses don’t have to wait for the installation of locally owned software and resolve issues with it. They can get access to databases located elsewhere and process information in them more easily. The transparency and accountability of the cloud also allow you, as a CIO, to see what’s not working. Simply knowing what the problem is and getting all hands on deck to fix it will give you peace of mind and allow you to be more efficient and involved.
Big Data Transferred Through Integrations
Integration and the use of the public and private clouds help to manage transfers of big data. Such transfers are now required to facilitate company operations, including the incorporation of new devices through the IoT. Figuring out how to address even one sector of the economy, such as the retail market, is a huge task. That doesn’t matter. Take on the challenge anyway. Brainstorm how you want to evolve with more innovation and changing consumers’ demands. Also, imagine you want to connect your sector to others and what that may require.
Implementing integration is not a one-step process. You can be most effective when you talk with the other leaders of your company about what you’d like to accomplish. Create a plan for moving forward. Then take the small but necessary steps to make sure everyone, including your customers, is on board.