How will cloud computing change the world by eliminating the barriers between humans and technology? What impact does it have on people’s lives? This is something that everyone should be aware of.
According to the cloud computing genius James Maguire, who witnessed the development of cloud computing technology and the market. He was once at the 2008 Interop technology trade show in New York City, where sales representatives from various IT companies advertised and pitched next-generation software and hardware in booths filled with flickering monitors and the cacophony of spectators.
Employees of tech giants like Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, IBM, and other companies introduce their products at the booth. And he saw the Amazon Web Services booth in the corner of the show. The booth had a single employee, and he was not wearing clothing with the AWS logo, nor was he promoting any product. The AWS booth was deserted, and it seemed there were not many spectators to patronize.
However, at that time, no one would have thought that the cloud computing technology introduced by the AWS employee would subvert the global IT industry with a market value of more than 3 trillion US dollars. Amazon Web Services will become a cloud computing giant that subverts the global IT industry in a few years. Perhaps no one would have guessed that cloud computing technology would fundamentally change people’s modern life after ten years.
Cloud computing begins to change the world:
With the rapidly increasing demand for centralized management of enterprise data and the continuous transformation of the business models, traditional data centers face significant challenges in terms of energy consumption, efficiency, resource integration, rapid response, and information security.
Cloud computing technology can easily meet these challenges, and users can take advantage of this cloud platform with unlimited computing resources. Cloud computing services providers pay their own electricity bills, employ IT staff to operate users’ servers, upgrade servers whenever required by the business and maintain the physical security of cloud computing facilities.
All cloud users have to log in remotely to run their workloads and pay a monthly fee to the cloud service provider.
How cloud computing is changing the world
As 2022 approaches, the impact of cloud computing technologies on the world is getting more profound as it erases the boundaries between humans and technology.
This magical computing tool was tucked within high walls when data centers dominated. Only a few people have access to super powerful tools.
However, as cloud computing resources moved from data centers to cloud computing, those high walls were torn down. In this new world, everyone has access to these magic tools. Tools for data, artificial intelligence, development, business, media, health, entertainment, and more are now everywhere.
For better or worse, cloud computing technology can be immersive. As a matter of fact, there is no longer any boundary between humans and the ever-expanding computing environment. It’s at people’s fingertips, in people’s ears, on people’s screens, anywhere and anytime, shaping the structure of the world people live in right now.
To be sure, the delivery systems (internet and mobile devices) are enabled by cloud-based technologies. However, network and mobile communication are merely delivery mechanisms. The network itself cannot perform machine learning or artificial intelligence.
Cloud computing platforms, which can be accessed through web and mobile devices, have revolutionized the whole world. This transforms it from a world where technology has to be acquired to a real-world where people live.
Cloud computing allows countless transactions. For example, nowadays, people use various analytics apps on their mobile devices to track sales of their business; a small company improving healthcare started an AWS account and leveraged a database; two people on opposite sides of the planet shared a logistics modeling program using a video streaming app; High school students adopt artificial intelligence systems and learn skills for later careers.
Cloud Computing and Business
(1) Expansion capability
Cloud computing enables companies to grow effectively. Businesses can use cloud computing to increase their infrastructure and capacity as technology advances. With cloud computing, businesses don’t have to plan ahead for server demands or buy extra storage. They merely need to alter the cloud computing service provider’s subscription service, and the cloud computing service provider will allocate extra space based on the user’s needs, improving operational efficiency.
(2) Improve customer support
With the help of cloud technologies, corporate employees now have access to information that can assist them in serving clients at any time and from any location. Through many devices (mobile, laptop or desktop), cloud computing helps connect employees with prospective buyers. This power is not confined to large enterprises; smaller businesses can also use cloud computing technology to provide higher bandwidth.
(3) Flexible working environment
Employees may work from anywhere with the help of cloud computing, and hosted virtual desktops can be utilized to access data at any time. Businesses can use cloud computing to give secure remote access to all of their distant employees. In addition, businesses no longer worry about their remote employees’ productivity because it can be tracked in real-time.
(4) Reduce infrastructure cost
Cloud computing reduces operational expenses by reducing the infrastructural requirements of establishing office space. There is no need to purchase servers or PCs; instead, they only need to invest in cloud computing services such as Azure or Amazon Web Services.
(5) Hidden complexity
The intricacy of cloud computing is usually concealed from the end-user. Businesses may make their goods and services more sophisticated while maintaining the required level of user knowledge. Upgrades and maintenance are handled in the background, so customers don’t have to worry about them as well.
Cloud computing paves the way for innovation and disruption for all businesses. And as businesses continue to grow, cloud computing will provide new ways to build fast and flexible systems. New ideas will continue to emerge and change the way people communicate, shop, work and collaborate.