In 2016 businesses, all over the world continued to invest in cloud computing, a trend that will continue in 2017 and probably in the years to come. In this post we give some hints about what you can expect from cloud service providers in 2017. If you are still skeptical about using the cloud, read on, it might change your mind.
1. Long-term customer success being a top priority
Long-term customer success has been one of our top priorities since vBoxx’s creation. Today, we see an effort from many providers towards eliminating the challenges that come with on-premises deployment and data migration. Cloud software providers are extending their efforts far beyond the point of sale, to ensure customers experience a smooth product adoption, and take full advantage of the business value provided. This year this trend will expand, and long term customer success will become essential for cloud software vendors.
2. Enterprise becoming closer to Public Cloud
Chief Information Officers are becoming more comfortable when hosting critical software and data in the public cloud. While private cloud solutions offer more security they are costly. It helps that many Public Cloud services are becoming more transparent in regards to their security and privacy. Public Cloud services are reaching a point where the solutions offered are solid enough, for companies to consider it instead of private solutions.
3. Security being a major focus for Cloud Service Providers
Security will always be a sensitive issue at the center of cloud services. Providers are aware of this and are becoming more transparent in the way they communicate with clients. Where is, the data located? To which laws is it subject to? How is the data treated? These are all familiar questions, constantly asked by many of our clients. In 2017 providers will address these questions from the get go, providing more information about security and privacy.
4. Collaboration features becoming standard
When companies adopt new cloud solutions, maximizing productivity is one of the core goals. Whether it is advanced policies, online editing features or server migrations, every company wants to improve the workflow in the office. Online collaboration features will become a standard feature, in an effort to add more value to cloud solutions.
5. Data being the key driver of cloud adoption
Big data analytics is an important tool for any business. Big, medium or small businesses, all benefit from using the cloud. Large companies cut costs when migrating data to a cloud network, and smaller companies are able to compete with larger enterprises on a level ground. Data analytics, data storage and management are the main reasons behind cloud adoption. Years ago, adopting the cloud service meant gaining an advantage over competitors.
Today, the cloud has become indispensable, those who don’t use it will have to make an extra effort to keep up with those who have it. In 2017 cloud adoption will continue to grow, and those who already use it will continue to rely on cloud services.
If you are looking for a cloud service, one that focuses on enterprise, based in Europe, visit our vBoxxCloud website, and learn how it can help your business.