Thursday, December 26, 2013

As 2013 turns into 2014 SkyPlanner looks towards what we can all expect in cloud computing.



Few things on Earth, if any, evolve as quickly as technology and cloud computing is one of the best examples of that. Cloud companies such as Salesforce are always rolling out innovative products as the needs of business both big and small continue to stretch the limits of what's already available. SkyPlanner, South Florida's premier Salesforce consulting company, prides itself on being on the cutting edge of those trends in order to make sure our clients are ahead of the curve as well. Here are some trends that are coming down the cloud computing pipeline as we enter 2014:

Gamification Will Become The Preferred Method Of Employee Management 
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Hybrid Clouds Will Become The Norm 
Companies that have accepted cloud computing as the future may still not be completely confident housing all their data in the public cloud. Recent issues such as the NSA and Wikileaks scandals have not really helped. That means companies will continue to look towards implementing hybrid systems which incorporate both private and public clouds where information such as financial data and customer service data are stored separately.

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Security and performance will become even higher priorities
As stated above, scandals involving spying as well as the ever-present threat of hacking will cause companies to look closer at how they protect their cloud-based data. Cloud companies will continue to make checking for breaches in security even easier. This will be especially beneficial for smaller businesses that can't afford dedicated teams to test their cloud applications for holes in security.

Companies will accept that they need help with Big Data
Information is key for any company regardless of size, and getting as much of it as possible is important for making decisions that will improve operations and increase revenue. But there comes a time when there's too much information for a company to both store and analyze on its own. Companies will want, or be forced, to adopt Data as a Service (DaaS) as quickly as they adopt IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.


These trends, while not surprising, are nonetheless important to be on top of and SkyPlanner, South Florida's premier Salesforce consulting company, plans on doing just that. That's why our clients can always be assured that they will not always get a personal touch with every service we provice, but they will also be one step ahead of their competitors.