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Trends to come in the Cloud

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Trends to come in the Cloud

As the end of 2017 looms, we assess what has occurred and look forward with the aim to predict the future trends ahead. Cloud computing has been part of business operations for quiet sometime now, long enough that we expect significant cloud advancements year after year. IT professionals are now turning their attention to how they can use cloud computing to accomplish business objectives throughout 2018, and what advancements will best suit their business model.

 

Increased cloud storage

Technology is moving faster than we can imagine, giving tech companies a constant battle to keep up with increasing demand across all sectors. With cloud services being a crucial aspect to business functionality, data centres are facing a battle with an urge to increase available storage to meet demands. A Cisco survey estimates that the global storage in data centres is estimated to reach a global storage capacity of 1.1 Zettabytes (ZB), approximately twice the space available in 2017. So, what does this mean for business? For small business, bespoke storage options will become available at much lower rates than 2017, allowing small business to become more agile in storing their data. Businesses that are involved with Big Data will be able to use this increased space to store large data sets, perform analytics on them, and harvest valuable insights into areas such as customer behavior, human systems, and strategic financial investments. 

 

The Internet of Everything (IoE)

The ability to allow humans to interact more intelligently than ever with extreme dependency of machine to machine communication. Cloud computing will have an imperative role in the development of IoE as more complex systems will be created to bridge all communication platforms used by humans. The way humans and machines interact with each other is predicted to dramatically change forever, where machines will have more access to data to expand networking opportunities, allowing pretty much everything to talk to each other. Stay tuned for future reports in this area!

 

A more agile business

An agile business is constantly evolving, and able to adapt to both internal and external factors to meet their customer’s requirements. The future of Cloud computing will allow businesses to be more adaptable than ever. In particularly with increased cloud storage and the introduction of the Internet of Everything, organisations are going to be generating and analysing data like never before, allowing for business to better interact with current and potential clients and become increasingly agile in decision making.

 

With one in three Australian business now running on cloud services and cloud adoption rates on the rise, let your business reap the rewards of what cloud services have to offer to better your business and satisfy your company objectives in 2018. Contact an Enspire expert today on 1300 366 394 or visit our website www.enspire.com.au

 

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How does the Cloud keep up with Black Friday demand?

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How does the Cloud keep up with Black Friday demand?

The migration of consumers shopping online rather than in store continues to rise dramatically year on year. This trend is replicated on one of the biggest shopping days on the calendar, Black Friday, where online sales surpassed $3.34 billion (Deborah Weinswig, Forbes) in 2016 and expected to increase yet again in 2017. So how does cloud infrastructure cope with the high demands in a single day, with other countries capitalising on the American Thanks Giving tradition?

Auto Scaling

Auto-scaling is the cloud computing service feature that has the ability to automatically add and remove computer resources depending upon actual usage. In simple terms, the higher the usage, more unused computer resources will be removed to allow for higher abrupt usage rates. A feature as such is undoubtedly required when an estimated 108.5 million American shoppers alone shopped online over the Black Friday weekend in 2016 (Phil Whaba, Fortune). With market leaders Amazon leading the way in the online shopping sector, traditional retailers are spending billions in online shopping infrastructure to remain competitive, leading to sharper e-commerce performances for retailers. Maintaining optimum cloud performances with features such as auto-scaling is allowing many retailers to boast online sales growth.

Online shopping with cloud infrastructure

Think Black Friday and think massive lines across all shopping centers. With many traditional retailers continuing to invest in online retailing, retailers are giving customers the option to avoid lines and make purchases at the touch of their fingertips. However, online shopping is not all about allowing retailers to avoid lines, its about generating alternative revenue streams and generating new data for innovative thinking, all made possible by the cloud.

 

Ultimately, customers expect a seamless customer experience with no downtime, ultimate efficiency and ease of use. Such expectations are undoubtedly expected on days like Black Friday, meaning cloud infrastructure must keep up with consumers buying more and buying faster, where the cloud must provide accurate inventory records with its real-time data capabilities.  The cloud will make such information accessible for both parties on any device for a more streamlined, integrated process, allowing businesses to calculate how much stock is needed and what has the highest demand on the big day.

The unimaginable on Black Friday

Should the unimaginable occur on Black Friday, where an online retailer may crash, the cloud’s Disaster Recover as a Service (DRaaS) will provide online retailers with fast, real-time asynchronous data replication for true data recovery. Providing retailers have a sustainable partnership with a cloud service provider, a disaster recovery plan should be in place to allow for a smooth recovery under such circumstances.

 

Enspire remain leaders in cloud infrastructure, sustaining a proven track record in disaster recovery and providing optimum cloud services to wide range of diverse corporations.

 

To ensure your business is equipped to keep up with high demands similar of Black Friday, contact an Enspire expert today on 1300 366 394 or visit our website www.enspire.com.au

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