It’s predicted that in 2016 the growth of cloud technology within global enterprises will continue to accelerate. It is anticipated that more than 60% of enterprises will have at least half of their infrastructure on cloud-based platforms by 2018. Whereas, global SaaS software revenues are predicted to reach $106bn in 2016, which is a 21% increase from 2015.
With this in mind, what else is in store for cloud technology over the coming 12 to 24 months?
The use of digital badges is a new and creative approach to reward learning through gamification, something which students and business’ alike are already starting to benefit from. As a result we are now seeing gamification development techniques working their way into mainstream business and mobile applications.
The use of connected technology is influencing the fields of health, medicine, education, gaming and finance. And the trend of all things connected, does not stop there, as we see it starting to shape the evolution of CRM and SaaS software services.
The use of new Wi-Fi standards will enable Wi-Fi hotspots, powered by the Cloud, to be faster and more reliable. For businesses this means that mobile workforces will become even more efficient.
The use of mobile business apps is on the increase. With over 800 million smartphone owners expected to be utilising business apps on a daily basis by early 2016.
The use of cloud-based apps has already been adopted by 64% of small & medium businesses (SMBs). This works out to an average adoption rate of 3 apps per SMB. However, recent survey’s provide evidence that 78% of companies currently using cloud-based apps are considering purchasing new solutions in the next two to three years.