When it comes to mobile and cloud computing, anyone can observe an ascending trend in terms of individual and business use. These environments have become a standard in the industry, being able to revolutionize the market as we know. In this regard, attention needs to be paid to a few important chapters:
Cost and Scalability
These two components are important for a business’s ascending, as they are able to define the limits up to which one can go. Fortunately, both these environments offer efficient deals, being very easy to observe how they delimit from the other solutions.
Using cloud eliminates the need for a company to have its own IT infrastructure and also facilitate access to information with minimum effort from the users who only need an internet connection. Costs are based on the number of actual users, and changing this number happens immediately.
Thus, the number of companies which recognize the potential for cost savings and the ability to avoid substantial initial investment continues to grow. These advantages brought by the cloud adoption in business has led 59% of companies use or plan to use it in accordance with the Global Information Security Survey 2012, conducted by Ernst & Young.
According to Gartner, cloud scalability in mobile applications will become essential, because these applications have the highest number of concurrent users. Aging infrastructure can not provide the scalability necessary to deliver unified storage solution access to data center from additional networks.
There are a number of advantages to a mobile network featuring cloud infrastructure, such as
1. Enhancing network performance by over 100% while increasing data transfer speed with up to 45%.
2. Improving network availability and reducing costs by up to 54%.
HTML5 now being Widely Used
The new HTML5 standard is becoming more and more utilized day by day, with all common web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera or Mozilla already supporting it. In addition, mobile browsers also support the usage of HTML5, thus delivering a more interactive environment for the user. A website making use of HTML5 is more powerful and cost-effective than one relying on Adobe Flash or another plugin.
Subscription Fees for Mobile Web Applications
Most mobile web applications that offer premium content require the user to pay a monthly fee, thus being similar to renting their services month after month. These fees depend on the type of application and its niche, with ones in multimedia and entertainment being more affordable than the ones serving business purposes.
But in spite of this, mobile and cloud computing have managed to lower the acquisition fees and maintenance costs, thus enabling product vendors to lower the price charged and deliver services of higher quality to the users.
Personal and Business Data Occupy Cloud Storage
More and more individuals and businesses chose to store their data on cloud due to the safety factor offered by it. Any data stored on cloud becomes safe from hackers, natural disasters, errors, or any other factors which could lead to its disappearance. From movies and up to business documents, everything can be stored on the cloud.
One of the main factors why so many people resorted to this environment is the speed backed up by convenience. A file can be uploaded to the cloud within seconds, and can be later accessed from any device connected to the internet regardless of the location. This way, file transfer is also facilitated.
About The Guest Author: Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.
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