Data sharing via the cloud has doubled in use, says TomorrowToday

Data sharing via the cloud has doubled in use, says TomorrowToday

The popularity of the cloud is continuing to grow, with the number of people using it to share data doubling since the technology was launched.

Dr Graeme Codrington, futurist and speaker at TomorrowToday, said that industry giants like Apple are even forcing some product owners to transfer some of their functionality into the cloud.

"From a data perspective, we're at the beginning of a remarkable shift to keeping our data in the cloud," he added.

He noted that people are not quite ready to move their whole operating system to a data centre, but the ball has started rolling with applications and mobile devices.

Mr Codrington went on to say that there will be a "mind-blowingly quick move" to get data stored in the cloud, allowing businesses and home owners to access information from a central source wherever they are in the world.

Facilities like the Apple iCloud and Asus WebStorage have proved popular among users of the firms' smartphone and tablet devices, giving workers more freedom in the process.