Cloud computing allows users to “manage and reinforce data from online sources”. Users can retrieve and share data such as contacts, e-mails, documents, and even movies through their mobile devices or other PC’s. Examples for cloud-based services are G-mail and Google Docs.
Accessing a cloud service can be done off-site, through a third-party provider or via the Internet through a browser. It is beneficial and convenient for businesses that depend on particular software for running their applications. Instead of purchasing software’s in bulk, each user can access it through this method which will save the amount of expenditure on software’s by the business. So, we can say that cloud computing will change the way we organize and approach our data.
Through cloud computing technology users can create their personal clouds, or collections, of their data and documents. They can also synchronize with other devices such that they can access data where ever they want. Twitter and other RSS feed blogs have utilized cloud computing to allow users to access other users’ data. Now it can be a fairly new concept but it can be seen in near future.
In this cloud technology, security will move to “centralized trust” that is everything is managed by the cloud that is provided by the service provider and the users do not need to worry. And also centralization of data in a cloud is a key advantage for the users where anybody can use through a publicly accessible API, such as stock market behavior, clinical outcome data etc.
The future of cloud computing should be highly considered by businesses of any industry because the possibility of full adaptation of cloud computing by almost any industry is slowly starting to happen.