What does 2013 have in store for cloud technologies?

What does 2013 have in store for cloud technologies?

The last 12 months have been ones of change for many businesses in the UK, with the introduction of the bring your own device (BYOD) trend and the growth of cloud technologies, but what does 2013 hold in store?

The cloud was predicted to play an important role within business, due to the benefits it provides, with workers able to access and use documents on the move, as well as boosting continuity.

However, even Gartner has admitted that the widespread usage of the solution has surpassed expectations and it is showing no signs of slowing down at all.

With cloud adoption booming, 2013 looks set to be a year of further investment in the technology by businesses, as they look to take advantage of its benefits.

Working in the cloud has grown in recent months, helped along the way by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets among the workforce, but in the next 12 months, it appears this way of working will become the norm, rather than an alternative.

The further adoption of the cloud could transform the traditional workplace, with very little need for companies to have huge office buildings housing thousands of staff.

Implementing the cloud means that the whole workforce does not need to be in the office at one time, which can allow organisations to downsize and cut back on the cost of office space.

Trust was initially an issue when flexible working started to make its way into firms, but this myth has been debunked by the increased productivity and efficiency of staff that spend their time away from the traditional office.

This means managers can relax in the knowledge that their workforce is more productive, communication is improved and costs are being cut.

With the benefits seemingly continuing to stack up, it is no wonder that cloud technology adoption is set to continue growing in the UK and around the world in the next 12 months and potentially beyond.