Recently, Cloud Computing was in the news as two technology titans, HP and Dell, were fighting it out to buy a cloud computing company. So, what is Cloud Computing?
The newest wave in the world of technology is the rise of Cloud Computing. While many technologically advanced individuals are aware of Cloud Computing; it is still a new term for the majority of the public. In this blog, we will be briefly going over what Cloud Computing is and how Mobile Cloud Computing is soon going to be the future of communicating and conducting business throughout the world.
Cloud Computing is a new form of accessing data (applications, documents, music files, video files, pictures, and so forth) from anywhere in the world without the need of actually carrying the data with you thru the use of memory cards, hard drives or flash cards, The main advantage of such a technology is that it frees individuals from their desktop and allows them to access their data anywhere and anytime. By hosting everything on a ‘cloud’, users no longer have to worry about leaving home without having all their information accessible to them. For those who have missed, here is our last blog post on Advantages of Cloud Computing.
Without going into an in-depth analysis on Cloud Computing, one can already start to realize the major benefits and advantages a Cloud Computing user can experience by having all of their information accessible to them wirelessly. And then when you take into account that there are over 4.5 billion Mobile-Phone users throughout the world, it starts to make more sense the impact and influence Cloud Computing is going to have on the way we communicate and conduct business.
Currently throughout the world, there are more “feature” phone users than “smart” phone users and since “feature” phones do not have enough processing power or memory to support huge amounts of data, Cloud Computing seems to be the ideal solution for those “feature” phone users. Cloud computing will allow these “feature” phone users to have the same amount of data access available to them as “smart” phone users except for the simple fact that “feature” phone users will not physically have their data stored onto the phone (due to the phones low processing/memory capabilities), it will be on their cloud and accessible to them when needed. This added benefit of Cloud Computing allows developers and mobile industry companies to start targeting a larger market than only “smart” phone users, which in turn will give Cloud Computing more momentum going into the future.
Another reason why Cloud Computing will have a major impact on the mobile world is due to the popularity of mobile applications on different devices. Mobile Applications have a countless number of benefits to its users but one major drawback which many mobile users face is the fact that some applications will work only on a specific device but not on another device. For example, one application may run only on the BlackBerry while it will not work on an Apple iPhone. This solution of applications only running on specific devices can easily be solved if a user decides to switch and use Cloud Computing as a form of accessing data and applications for their devices; if an application can be accessible from the web, it certainly can be accessible through cloud computing.
What the future truly holds for Cloud Computing and the Mobile world is still unclear but experts predict that within 2-3 yrs, all technologically advanced countries will be using cloud computing as their primary method of accessing data through their mobile phones. The future is bright for cloud computing but its users will have to patiently wait until cloud computing reaches it optimal potential in the mobile industry.
Where do you see Cloud Computing on Mobile going?