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Wadih Pazos • July 7, 2016
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Everything from document management systems and workflow tools to phone services and more is migrating to cloud-based technologies, and this is having a profoundly positive impact on companies of all sizes. However, firms that have been averse to the modernization of their systems through cloud computing technology need to get moving on projects to embrace the services soon, or run the risk of becoming irrelevant or not capable of competing with others in their industries.
Gartner recently predicted that policies that prohibit cloud computing will be similar in 2020 to those that ban internet use today, essentially saying that they will no longer exist. According to the analysts, cloud-first approaches to IT management are now taking over the private and public sectors, and this trend is going to continue to intensify through the end of the decade, at which point the technology will be as ubiquitous as computers and mobile devices in business.
“Aside from the fact that many organizations with a no-cloud policy actually have some under-the-radar or unavoidable cloud usage, we believe that this position will become increasingly untenable,” Gartner Research Vice President Jeffrey Mann affirmed. “Cloud will increasingly be the default option for software deployment. The same is true for custom software, which increasingly is designed for some variation of public or private cloud.”
What’s more, Gartner argued that expenditures on computing power will be far more common in the context of Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service than enterprise data centers by 2020. The analysts stated that the average business will need to craft a strategy to properly manage all of the various service providers being used for cloud solutions in the most efficient and transparent fashion possible.
Organizations that have a stronger handle on their document and workflow management procedures will be inherently better-positioned to excel in the modern marketplace, as well as those of the future. The cloud is increasingly being viewed as the foundation of information and process enablement and management, and for good reason, as the competitive advantages of these technologies over on-premise, legacy-based systems are as clear as they are vast.
By leveraging the support of a managed service provider that can help out with implementation, integration, maintenance, optimization, and other requirements of overhauling these core systems, businesses can step into modern IT almost instantly. There is no time to hesitate in making these changes to IT frameworks and strategies across the business.