2021 was a defining year for cloud computing and this year is expected to be even bigger. Cloud computing platforms such as Salesforce, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google App Engine (GAE) are fast gaining acceptance worldwide. Coupled with the rapid proliferation of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as increased acceptance of social media, it is believed that the mobile-social-cloud computing triple play will take off big time in the enterprise segment this year. Let’s take a look at these triple play components from an enterprise perspective.
The Cloud computing bandwagon continues to gain acceptance in the enterprise segment. Whether it’s SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) or IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), solutions built on the cloud have proven to be effective across multiple verticals in the enterprise.
Given the rapid explosive growth of mobile devices led by the Apple iPhone and an army of Android devices, the mobile cloud is widely being projected as the next big opportunity for the enterprise. Most employees in any enterprise are BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) followers. While that facilitates the notion of anytime anywhere cloud access, it poses the following key challenges for the enterprise.