2016 Cloud Trends to Watch Out for

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With 2016 just round the corner, it’s time to watch out for what’s in store for the upcoming year. Businesses looking for an upper hand when compared to their rivals should be prepared to keep up with the latest advancements in technology trends, especially when we talk about something as effective and revolutionary like the cloud. Discussed below are some emerging trends in cloud technology that will have an effect on the enterprise processes in the upcoming year.


Support for Anytime, Anywhere Access

Researches indicate that over the coming 2 years or so the mobile and cloud markets will continue overlapping with each other, which will further offer support for accessing capabilities, especially in the enterprise segment. As it has been the trend in last few months, an increasing number of businesses are supporting the cloud to let staff to access mission-critical resources from a variety of devices.

The convergence of mobile and cloud computing is expected to encourage the development of centrally coordinated apps, which can be delivered to any system. 

Impact of Cloud on App Development

The cloud impact is significantly far-reaching, though it will continue to further expand in a short period down the lane. In fact, the cloud is also having an impact on app design, increasing the demand for cloud-based apps. 

This trend also has an effect on the migration trends.

As against just shifting workload to a web-oriented app infrastructure or the cloud, programs have to be devised considering the cloud from the beginning. Now, we see a great surge in the development of even HRM apps on the cloud

Decision-Making Involves More Stakeholders

A recent research showed that an increasing number of stakeholders are participating in decisions that involve the cloud.

It’s true that the final approval for adoption of cloud in a majority of the companies has to be given by the CIO or the head of IT, the research proved that MD, head of security operations and the CFO are also involved in it. So, it’s possible for companies to follow a holistic way with respect to the cloud, making sure that all the departments are involved and gain from this deployment. 

Incessant Benefits

The innumerable benefits that cloud computing offers to a company have been its best aspect. This will continue driving cloud deployments in future too. Almost 90% of the survey participants are quite satisfied with the advantages they have experienced from the present cloud and hosted services. Further, more than half of them have experienced a competitive benefit. Some of these benefits include enhanced access to important resources, improved customer service, quick access to vital materials, and improved client engagement. 

Hybrid Is the Go-To Solution

The latest deployment figures indicate a significant increase in deployments of hybrid cloud. This model gives businesses access to external as well as internal cloud platforms that can be used as per the unique requirements of the company.


Industry experts advise enterprises to focus instant efforts on integration of dynamic and application data infrastructures to devise a hybrid solution. It’s necessary to set standards and guidelines for the way in which the public cloud apps or services will blend with the several internal system components to create an effective hybrid environment. 

Work with an Efficient Cloud Provider

If you are new to cloud implementation or expansion of the current cloud environment, it’s vital to work with an experienced and efficient cloud provider that can provide a variety of cloud hosting choices in addition to quality performance, reliability and scalability that can make the cloud a vital asset.

Such an association will also help you stay up-to-date with the emerging cloud trends in 2016.