Which Companies Have Embraced Cloud Computing in 2020

Cloud computing has become increasingly popular with companies as a means of storing data, it provides many advantages including having unlimited storage for storing data, opportunities to organize your online files and reliability because you are able to back up and restore data should anything bad happen. Many companies have decided to make the change to cloud computing to provide peace of mind and security in the fact that their business content is safe.

Toroox

URL shortening service, Toroox is one of the companies that have made the change, as they are a predominantly online based company using cloud based services has allowed them to remain efficient as they are highly organised thanks to the cloud. This organisation means that they have more time to spend offering great customer service, customers who visit toroox can expect a highly positive experience and great business management, which is partly down to their use of the cloud.

 

FedEx

Global delivery service FedEx is another company that is making great use out of cloud computing, worldwide delivery is a massive job, a job that needs to be highly organised and reliable. The data that FedEx have is not only important in terms of ensuring deliveries are met, but also as they have access to millions of names and addresses it is important their data is safe and protected. This is where the cloud comes in.

 

Netflix

This streaming giant outgrew its outdated form of data storage years ago, with such an insane amount of customers worldwide and Netflix being responsible for nearly a third of North America’s internet usage a change had to be made. Thanks to cloud computing Netflix is now able to deal with such a high demand and keep its vast amount of customers happy.

 

How the Cloud Helps Utility Management Companies

The cloud is an extremely useful tool when it comes to keeping a company organised and controlled. Utility management companies can use the cloud as a means to store data safely and with peace of mind that should anything bad happen it can be restored. The cloud is a great addition to any business and can be used is a variety of ways including:

 

  • File sharing – the cloud allows multiple to access important files from a shared drive.

 

  • File storage – it can be used as a means to store large amounts of data on an unlimited storage domain, can also be used to back up and restore the data when required.

 

  • Communication – use the cloud as a means to improve organisation and communication. By giving everyone within your team access to a cloud domain you can share files between co-workers efficiently and safe in the knowledge that your data is secure.

 

When it comes to utility management companies it is crucial that files are handled correctly. Power is an important commodity and even the smallest of errors may prove to be catastrophic. Organisation is a great way of avoiding errors in the workplace, by keeping organised workers are able to focus on their work to ensure that they are working at maximum efficiency.

 

Using the cloud, utility companies can ensure that the simpler tasks are done properly such as client management, or helping people to energie overstappen suppliers, dealing with customer feedback and watching the progress of the company. By ensuring that the basic business tasks are dealt with in an organised manner businesses are able to place more focus on the more complex processes, particularly within the utility management industry.

 

Overall, the cloud as a whole is an extremely effective way of storing data for any business,but within utility management the company itself benefits highly from the organisation that comes with it.

 

 

How Cloud Computing Has Impacted Mobile Games

Cloud computing has made great advancements the past decade, mostly due to the recent surge in internet speeds with optic fiber broadband being readily available in most areas in the cities of North America. This has made leaps in how games are consumed on-the-go. Cloud computing has allowed server farms, hosting the biggest triple A titles at extreme speeds be streamed over the internet, meaning all that is warranted to play is a device that can connect to the internet at a fast rate of megabytes per second. Cloud computing has also allowed mobiles to be played online, without a user’s data being stored on the device, making online games more fair and harder to manipulate, so your level on AFK Arena is stored safely on the developer’s servers, there are some working codes here for it.

Games can now be considered a service; a streaming service with PlayStation Now for PSPs and PS4’s, even the Nintendo Switch has a similar service, where games are streamed to you, rendering discs and downloads void. The first games as a streaming service came about in 2010 but unfortunately, the broadband speed needed to achieve smooth gameplay wasn’t around, but with big companies such as Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft now offering these services in 2020, it’s easy to assume that with increased broadband speeds across homes all over America, the big companies wanted to innovate with these streaming services.

With the arrival of 5G networks, it could be a possibility, very soon, streaming services could hit mobile phones in a big way. 5G networks allow the latest flagship smartphones to get rates of two-hundred megabytes per second to even a gigabyte per second. This will allow smartphones to stream at a very fast rate. Advancements like 5G and further into optimizing cloud computing is the future of the mobile game industry. It will cut down costs for manufacturers, creating a cheaper, more efficient portable gaming product and might even allow people to take a controller out their bag and play the latest triple A titles on the bus via just their smartphone.

The biggest hurdle now is the cost of running these servers and minimizing input lag. Currently, servers must be close to the gamer, this is to reduce all factors which might cause lag within the game. With latency having such a massive factor in the overall gaming experience with these streaming services using cloud, it’s a massive hurdle to make mobile cloud gaming a viable and wise choice for the consumer. The main difference between film streaming services and the new game streaming services is that latency and lag are key factors in winning or losing. It would be difficult to advertise a product when you could lose an important match, ruining the gaming experience, because someone was closer to the servers than you or have a bit of an advantage due to a better megabytes per second speed.

5G though, not only improves connection speed to up to a gigabyte per second, compared to the twenty megabytes per second of 4G, but also improves latency to a ridiculously low zero point 5 milliseconds, compared to 4Gs average of ten milliseconds. The problem with 5G is that it doesn’t have the range of 4G, so you’d only be able to use it above ground, so no subway and it’s only available in the busiest of areas in metropolitan cities. Meaning 5G cloud gaming on your smartphone might be viable in Times Square, but not in rural New Jersey.

While cloud computing has changed many aspects of mobile gaming, such as data servers for ranking and leader boards in your favorite mobile game, it has unleashed a new revolution in how we consume games for the future, but not without its hurdles. It will allow playing triple A titles while out in your city but might struggle when not using 5G or ultra-fast broadband, and it might be unreliable until the technology advances. Cloud computing could completely change the way we consume games; similar to how Netflix have modernized film consumption, but only time will tell.

Cloud storage has become hugely popular over the last few years as it gives people as well as businesses a way to store huge amounts of data without the need for physical hard drives. Storing data on the cloud removes a huge amount of hassle for storing your data and you don’t have to worry about physically losing your hard drive and important data. Cloud storage is easy to use and can be easily backed up without any technical knowledge. You can also of course access it whenever you need and from any device once you have the login details for your storage. Another reason cloud storage has become so popular is that for many businesses sharing data between teams is super important and by using cloud storage you can easily share between teams and employees.

There are many cloud storage services available such as Dropbox and iCloud to name a few of the most popular cloud services. Dropbox was one of the first major cloud storage services and it is an excellent way to store and share files with other users. The iCloud is Apples storage facility for all Apple devices whether it be an iPhone and iPad you can sync all of your devices and connect them to the iCloud so you can easily access your files and photos.

Google also have a cloud service which many android users favour and a lot of time the user will use a certain cloud service that is easiest for their device. For example most Apple users will use the iCloud as a matter of convenience. There are ways of transferring data from iCloud to Google and vice versa however a lot of the time unless you are changing device is it not convenient or necessary.

When it comes to cloud storage for your business there are a number of things you need to consider such as terms and conditions, privacy and more. Most cloud services are quite affordable and the iCloud for example only charges €0.99 for 50 GB of data so for even the smallest business this is affordable. If your business for example is a design firm that are mainly using Apple devices then the natural selection will be the iCloud. This means that if you have a MacBook or refurbished iPhone for your business (as a lot of businesses use these days)  then you can easily keep all of your data on the iCloud for just a few euros per month.

It would not be a hard argument to make by saying that cloud computing was the greatest innovation of the 2010s. It seems to be a technology that has no real ceiling with companies like Amazon, Netflix and Facebook all making a full transition to becoming cloud based.

One of the biggest advances will be the introduction of automation within the cloud network, reducing the human effort required to maintain the cloud. This automation will help companies become more productive with the same resource strength and will remove human error from the situation.

In the introduction I mentioned that Netflix had become a fully cloud based company and they currently use automation in their cloud computing. Automation gives an instant response to website error, if Netflix where to go down due to a glitch in the code it would simply show an earlier version of the website instead of instantly crashing.

This company list is likely to be longer if said companies had more faith in the security of the cloud, a study by LogicMonitor, found that two-thirds of IT professionals state that security is the key concern in cloud migration, so how will cloud technology answer these fears in 2020?

It is important to look at the advances in security from the start of the decade to now, improvements in  Machine learning, predictive analysis and artificial intelligence have all provided a new form of security net- once more big companies begin to take the leap it is highly likely they will find it to be in their best interest to invest in security systems for the cloud, creating a cycle of security.

It is an often said phrase that we are heading towards a multi-cloud world, but in 2020 it may not be a surprise to see this multi-cloud become the omni-cloud, this would be the biggest step in cloud technology perhaps since its introduction. This would be a platform where multiple companies share cloud networks, as unity between these companies would avoid lock in, and managing to streamline connectivity.

Companies would be able to use additional resources whenever required. If all companies share the cloud the unity would transform business forever, there is an issue standing in the way being that no one company would be likely to let another have all the market share, with many companies beginning to build their own cloud network.

To avoid the monopoly cloud computing may bring many companies might invest into an open source network, which is one of the biggest reasons cloud computing is in such high demand. This would make the code available and accessible for everyone, meaning its design can be consistently improved upon. Allowing for constant innovation.

The world of cloud technology will allow for consistent innovation, cloud technology may bring the death of the office as it provides more and more device and location independence. The companies that move to the cloud first will have the advantage it is an industry of innovation, and the new-found security automation will bring will only ensure more companies are ready to jump to the cloud.