Although most people are aware of the cloud and have some idea as to what it is used for in a business context, it is still a relatively young technology. Many organizations are just beginning to understand its value and, as such, an increasing number of businesses are leveraging the system to fuel their own growth and innovative efforts.
According to data from Intuit and Emergent Research, 78 percent of all small businesses will be fully adapted to cloud computing by 2020. By contrast, the current adoption rate is less than half that figure — hovering around 37 percent. One of the key drivers of cloud computing adoption is the growing need for innovation.
A recent Forbes article listed three ways the cloud is driving aggressive innovation in the business realm. According to the piece, companies are:
- Linking systems of records with next-generation systems of engagement
- Automating services in a hybrid cloud environment
- Leveraging the cloud to create a flexible assembly model
Innovation often is the key driver of success, particularly in a competitive market. Small businesses that can’t compete with their larger counterparts on a traditional playing field are closing the gap thanks to the cloud, which ultimately is speeding up the rate of its adoption. Small businesses are also more likely to adopt the cloud thanks to the plethora of outside resources at their disposal. VARs and MSPs offer the products and services needed to implement and operate an effective cloud platform.
Of course, this is only true if those organizations employ smart and talented workers who can help meet their customers’ needs. VAR Staffing can help by identifying and recruiting the talent needed for these roles.