In just half a decade, cloud computing has evolved from novelty to IT’s big growth area. But what will the next five years – or even six months – hold? And how can your team adapt to the change? With the new year upon us, Alistair Croll, the conference chair of Cloud Connect and a partner at Bitcurrent, offers the top 12 predictions in cloud computing for 2012.
12. Here comes one really messy leak. We’ll see at least one spectacularly messy breach of data, and, of course, the cloud will get the blame, spurring regulators into action, enforcing two-factor authentication and password generation, and refreshing policies.
11. The advent of big data. The rise of large, unstructured data sets, along with the tools to crunch and interact with them, is poised to change every facet of how organizations make decisions.
10. The move out to public clouds. Look for a resurgence in public cloud adoption this year, albeit with a savvier approach compared to years past.
9. The move to platforms. IT needs to deliver platforms, not machines. The best IT teams will be those that embrace private and public Platforms-as-a-Service and worry about real issues such as lock-in, usage costs and compliance atop such systems.
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