At ITbuilder we can safely say that 2014 was the year of the cloud with so many businesses discovering its actual physical benefits. As we are now well into 2015, we believe that cloud technology will gain in popularity but with a few added developments.  However you look at it, this year will bring dramatic changes to the cloud landscape having further positive effects on everything from the daily tasks of IT teams through to the structure of entire corporations.

Here are our 3 predictions for cloud in 2015.

Cloud Integration

In 2015 cloud will become far more integrated into the core of every organization with HR, Sales, IT and financial departments using it to coordinate their business efforts. Until now cloud has been slightly departmentalized mainly for sales and marketing but all that will start to change this year. Cloud vendors will continue to build the requisite connections namely common programming languages, such as Javascript, Java and Perl which will broaden connection possibilities.

Compliance

Many compliance reliant industries such as government and accountancy were hesitant about the cloud in 2014 but in 2015 this will start to change. There are numerous regulatory benefits to cloud technology and many cloud providers are seeking to receive industry certifications which will align their platforms with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), FedRamp (The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) and others. This move would made the cloud irresistible to those who were initially hesitant.

Increased Spending

As more and more organisations grow to love cloud technology they will apportion more of their budget into this area. IT experts predict that decision makers will increase their cloud expenditure by 46% in 2015… wow that’s huge! It is anticipated that the average IT budget will increase by 4.3% in 2015 however with the immense savings to be made through cloud technology it may be a case of saving in other areas and diverting budget.

If you would like to learn more about the cloud why not chat to the ITbuilder team now for practical advice and information.