Businesses are set to make the most of the cloud in 2013, according to freshbusinessthinking.com.
Software as a service popularity is on the increase and looks likely to continue its rise in popularity over the coming year.
Firms are looking for more flexible computing capabilities and having cloud services ticks all the boxes. With the economy being so unstable recently, operating costs have gone up. In order to save money, businesses look set to increasingly turn to alternative systems in a bid to save money.
According to ecommercetimes.com the benefits of cloud computing will be looked at much more closely by companies as they look at options other than traditional on-site enterprise applications. People looking to start a franchise may also be increasingly interested in cloud services in an attempt to keep up with the competition.
Paul Bryce, business development director at communications firm Node4, said: “While businesses want to control and reduce costs, they also want to grow, improve efficiencies and innovate.
“Having powerful, reliable, scalable IT systems in place is a direct contributor to this. This year will be the year in which applications become the focus.”
The year 2012 was primarily one of disaster recovery in the UK after the flooding in the summer. Cloud services offer flexibility to businesses which are working on getting back to form this year.