Smartphones, Tablets Spurring Cloud Innovations

Smartphones, Tablets Spurring Cloud Innovations

Smartphones, Tablets Spurring Cloud Innovations

Experts predict that the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices will continue to drive innovations in cloud computing, paving the path for new applications geared toward the retail consumer.

mobile-cloud

Mobile devices offer people the chance to use readily available tools for a wide variety of data and communications purposes. While most Americans have become accustomed to using cell phones over the last 15 to 20 years, the expanded capabilities of hand-held devices increase the functionality of these gadgets exponentially. With suitable applications and providers, cloud computing options available for mobile devices will garner considerable appeal from users who have traditionally avoided high technology.

A growing number of cloud providers and developers will shift their focus to consumer markets as more people in the United States purchase tablets, smartphones, and other handhelds. Websites and web pages load and appear differently on smartphones and tablets than they do on laptop or desktop monitors; nonetheless, the fact that these devices are almost constantly within reach of their owners and have incredibly fast download speeds makes them as agile as most desktop or laptop devices.

Moreover, manufacturers of handheld devices will likely persist in improving the functionality of these tools, increasing their capabilities for an expanded variety of purposes. Many experts believe that cloud providers will rise to the occasion when it comes to the consumer market, allowing users to perform more complicated functions more easily. Shifting applications to the cloud significantly increases the processing capacity of any device even in during high traffic situations.

Both Apple and Google recently pushed an increased number of storage and computation functions to cloud platforms. Google’s transfer of such services as document editing to cloud-based Quickoffice as well as Apple’s development of iCloud for data sync purposes reduce the storage requirements for handhelds while at the same time increasing their utility.

By Glenn Blake

(Image Source: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com )

Follow Us

Glenn Blake

Glenn Blake is a writer for CloudTweaks and has been writing about technology trends for over 25 years.
Follow Us
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Share

One Response to Smartphones, Tablets Spurring Cloud Innovations

  1. It’s providing access to productivity apps and meaningful data that turns these devices into useful tools especially at the enterprise level. If IT fails to empower access, they become little more than email portals and gaming devices.

Join Our Newsletter

Receive updates each week on news, tips, events, comics and much more...

Advertising Programs

Click To Find Out!

Sponsored Posts

Sponsored Posts

CloudTweaks has enjoyed a great relationship with many businesses, influencers and readers over the years, and it is one that we are interested in continuing. When we meet up with prospective clients, our intent is to establish a more solid relationship in which our clients invest in a campaign that consists of a number of

Popular

Top Viral Impact

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts It’s no secret that Cloud Computing is more than just a buzz term as that ship has sailed off a long time ago. More and more companies are adopting the uses and benefits of cloud computing while aggressively factoring cloud services spending into their budget. Included is an excellent

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends For nearly every business, the concept of business intelligence is nothing new. Ambitious organizations have been searching for any type of data-driven advantage for some time now – perhaps for as long as they’ve existed. However, the historical use of competitive intelligence pales in comparison to the

Can I Contribute To CloudTweaks?

Yes, much of our focus in 2015 will be on working with other influencers in a collaborative manner. If you're a technology influencer looking to collaborate long term with CloudTweaks – a globally recognized leader in cloud computing information – drop us an email with “tech influencer” in the subject line.

Please review the guidelines before applying.

Whitepapers

Top Research Assets

HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier

HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier

Explore how cloud computing is a solution to the problems facing data centers today and highlights the cutting-edge technology (including OpenStack cloud computing) that HP is bringing to the current stage. If you are a CTO, data center administrator, systems architect, or an IT professional looking for an enterprise-grade, hybrid delivery cloud computing solution that’s open,

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security Cloud applications are a priority for every business – the technology is flexible, easy-to-use, and offers compelling economic benefits to the enterprise. The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving