2012 and the Cloud: Computing Wonders That Won’t Cease

2012 and the Cloud: Computing Wonders That Won’t Cease

2011 wraps up in mere days now. We’re well aware of CloudTweaks’ readers’ hunger to get the scoop on what’s to come for the cloud in the New Year. But only vetted psychics can divine the future with truly reliable accuracy, and cloud computing has yet to invent a custom-made crystal ball. That said, our finger on technology’s pulse has led us to expect more of one truly good thing for the cloud: positive attention, and an increase in cloud converts who sing its praises with word of mouth. We’d like to present our pair of prognostications on how exactly the wave of strong publicity will crest, beginning with news from one of cloud computing’s foremost companies, Apple.

Apple Will Still Inspire

Infoboom recently reported on the rousing success of Apple’s Mac Application store, which just completed its first year of sales. 100 million applications sold in only twelve months is an unignorable figure, one whose impact will ramify throughout 2012.

To be fair, Apple has remained mum on several key details; the precise number of applications made available for purchase is unknown, as is the mean payment required for each application. That the Mac App store also served as home to the opening of the massively popular Mac Lion OS leads us to suspect some embellishment of that 100-million figure.

Nevertheless, Apple stands at the helm of translating the sometimes unwieldy nature of cloud computing into efficiency and usefulness that customers crave. We anticipate dozens of companies to emulate Apple’s classic cloud model, which hinges on not only the Mac App outlet, but also the iCloud — the most fully realized and successful cloud device to date.

The Cloud Will Spur American Business

2012 could also see cloud computing redefine America’s business landscape. As we plunge more deeply into the second decade of the new millennium, technology has grown more orderly and sophisticated, no longer the open frontier it seemed to be in decades prior.

As a result, businesses are demanding a greater focus on their structural development as opposed to whiz-bang applications and attractive effects. Business heads have cited the importance of cloud computing in allowing them to concentrate more thoroughly on innovation and maneuvering the company forward.

As Forbes deftly pointed out this week, new jobs in both IT and management will be grounded in cloud expertise. The increase in reverence for the cloud will also spawn new positions like cloud architects and software designers. Those who can flaunt cloud computing excellence on their resume will find 2012 a happy year for solid employment.

By Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He's moved into writing about cloud computing from substantial work in culture and the arts. He earned his undergraduate degree in English at Stanford and has studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

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