Cloud, it is the novel trend in the IT industry which would have a severe impact in transform every company in every industry over the next several years. Industry is well aware of cloud, talking much on that topic and keen interest on cloud computing. So what does it really mean by cloud computing. Roughly, it describes highly scalable computing resources provided as an external service via the internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. The cloud is simply a metaphor for the internet, based on the symbol used to represent the worldwide network in computer network diagrams. Though can be described technically like this, the economic perspective is customers only use what they need, and only pay for what they actually use, making the business more comfortable to the customers providing them with better opportunities to move flexibility when dealing with the business .
In today’s context it’s obvious that some companies like Apple , Amazon , Barnes & Noble are entering to the cloud space for their customers. It implies that leading companies are also changing their internal business approaches to the cloud environment , because companies just want to adopt to the wave and try to be stable in the market place and winning the success in a manner that is to uplift the consumer side, business customer side and the internal side.
Although the companies aggressively try to explore the cloud as a stranger ,it’s not. But now it’s just a changing in perception of the potential of cloud computing to drive forward their businesses with innovative ,creative and qualitative services with low prices. So now companies have identified the cloud is the winning horse in the race. Cloud computing gives the chance of accessing data anytime from different devices that can tap into their cloud account, but question may arise with the requirement of security of private information and files which are to be stored in the cloud environment. Any how with the emergence of keen willingness to explore the ultimate benefits of the revolutionary technical invention of cloud computing the businesses are ready to accept the risk to step for future intention of winning the highest market share.
iCloud in Apple allows customers to store their purchases, data and files on web based computer system instead of their devices. In case of any purchases of customers should connect to the iCloud account through apple device , which saves it’s file in cloud space, but this may not much secured considering of attacks and thefts. Here internet connection is a must to access the resources. Giving a solution for such problems , Amzon has come with a a better approach of keeping purchases in the cloud and it gives way to use what they have downloaded from the cloud even when there is no internet connection and it is not limited to a particular device but can do it from PC, laptop, smartphone etc…
Even in Sri Lanka there is a high demand and for cloud computing for companies in Banking and credit card industries , Health care sectors etc. In next several years cloud will be the emperor in the IT industry which would show the path for the companies to expand their market and to help them to offer internal cloud services for employees to teach and communicate internally and externally.