Thought Leadership Program

Bring your insight and experience into the forefront of a growing technology community. Generate interest and have your articles viewed and shared by thousands of readers...

business-ny

The Freedom of the Cloud

The Freedom of the Cloud

Most would believe that the main reason for cloud computing adoption is cost savings, and many articles and calculations have been written and done to support this. However, it looks like it is not as straightforward as that, and a recent survey from CSC states that “33 percent of survey respondents cited accessibility to information through multiple devices as the most important reason for their decision to adopt cloud computing.”

What I find fascinating about this is that, once again, human behaviour and not economics is the driver in adopting new technologies. Once upon a time, the only choice for personal computing was the desk based PC and there were  only so many software options one could choose.  Technology evolved initially with just the laptop bringing a little more freedom, but followed now by a real explosion of mobile devices that enable computing anytime and anywhere.  And of course, people have taken full advantage of this, which led Marc Dean, one of the computer engineers who worked on the first IBM PC, to reach the conclusion that the PC is dead.

And I believe this is due to an inherent human desire for freedom, not to be desk bound or even office bound, and having various devices respond to that.  Cloud computing enables this choice.

I have already touched on the subject in my article Why the Way We Work Will Never Be the Same Again, talking about how cloud computing has brought choice, flexibility, efficiency and convenience to the world we work in.  There is a very strong relationship between the devices allowing people to be on the move and cloud computing services that allow for anytime and anywhere access.  As I said in a previous article, Mobile + Cloud = The Future is Here, it is a match made in heaven.

But the freedom extends beyond individuals to businesses as well.  For a company, cloud computing brings the choice not to be tied to specific solutions and software, but to adopt to exactly what is needed when they need it and, most importantly, to only pay for what they use.

In conclusion, cloud computing and the multitude of devices used by people today respond to a need for freedom and flexibility both individuals and businesses require.  This is one of the reasons I believe cloud is here to stay, because it has such a positive impact on the quality of our lives.

By Rick Blaisdell

About CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading authorities in connected technology information and services.

We embrace and instill thought leadership insights, relevant and timely news related stories, unbiased benchmark reporting as well as offer green/cleantech learning and consultive services around the world.

Our vision is to create awareness and to help find innovative ways to connect our planet in a positive eco-friendly manner.

In the meantime, you may connect with CloudTweaks by following and sharing our resources.

View All Articles

Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

By CloudTweaks

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

By CloudTweaks

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

By Daniel Price

5 Essential Cloud Skills That Could Make Or Break Your IT Career

By Jason Sander

Three Reasons Cloud Adoption Can Close The Federal Government’s Tech Gap

By Vibhav Agarwal

The Business of Security: Avoiding Risks

By Jennifer Marsh

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

By CloudTweaks

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

By TechnologyAdvice

Write Once, Run Anywhere: The IoT Machine Learning Shift From Proprietary Technology To Data

By CloudTweaks

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

By CloudTweaks

Infographic Introduction – Benefits of Cloud Computing

By CloudTweaks

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid: Which Cloud Is Right for Your Business?

By CloudTweaks

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

By Chris Walker

Why Small Businesses Need A Business Intelligence Dashboard

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Infographic – The Drone Consumer Revolution

By CloudTweaks

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

By Sarah Patrick

Ending The Great Enterprise Disconnect

By Craig Walker

The Cloud Isn’t a Security Issue; It’s a Security Opportunity

By Chris Gervais

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

By Daniel Price

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

By Sarah Green