An article published by Forbes this week concludes that 2016 will be an inflection point in cloud adoption for enterprise data saying, “Even naysayers concede the rise of enterprise data clouds as a primary place for an organization‘s data is more a question of when, not if.“
The article cites that currently there are three general categories for objections to enterprise data in the cloud. First is that 80% of enterprise data is behind the firewall, so the data ‘centre of gravity’ still exists within the enterprise. Second is that network bandwidth is still perceived as expensive. Third is the consideration about the security of data.
However, it finds that that these objections are weakening and that enterprises benefit from moving data analysis to the cloud in these important ways: Faster speed and better economics; Easier access to third-party data; Data collaboration; Better security; Subtantially lower costs.
The article is available to read in full on the Forbes website here.