Cloud Computing Service Models Leverage a Business in a Cost Effective Manner. Here are Some Trends in Cloud Computing For Small Business in 2015. Cloud Computing Service Models are a maelstrom of frenetic activity with the service providers engaging in application distribution via cloud marketplace to maximize their market share. War of pricing is almost over, the IaaS providers are stabilized now as predicted by us before. Other competitors, which are not mainstream in the server market, such as Google and Microsoft has slashed their prices by as much as 5% to 8% up to December 2014. For small businesses this can be a good news but there can be fallacy which we wrote about before – Paradox of Choice. 2015 has some promise for the small enterprises who are looking to leverage their business using the power of the cloud not to widen the scope of business operations.
Older Dragging Trends in Cloud Computing For Small Business in 2015
Unfortunately PaaS is less used than IaaS and SaaS by this segment. PaaS can help the small enterprise leverage the power of using any device, even the smartphones, to carry on their business while reducing the dependence on in-premise software and hardware infrastructure. PaaS also saves them from the cost of upfront investment in software and consequent upgrades. Sophisticated software tools are now within the reach of small businesses via PaaS and this means they can raise their business and method of operation. However, PaaS is mostly used by only the developers and medium to larger business.
Current Trends in Cloud Computing For Small Business in 2015
More the small enterprises will go for the big data tools to optimize their campaigns and generate more sales from all over the World, instead of being restricted geographically, they will get more ROI in the process. SaaS and PaaS can enable them to use advanced solutions which they could not afford via IaaS.
Small businesses will make more use of social media as predicted, the cloud based services in one way to engage with global audiences. Small businesses need to have a flexible approach for leveraging the power of social media and cloud computing to connect with people and thus increase their business.
Cloud computing, to some extent has changed the way people work in business. With smart phones and laptops at disposal and anytime from anywhere, employees are free from the restriction of having to attend office in BYOD model.
Small businesses can leverage these facts to save office spaces while improving the quality of life of their staffs and get going the work done at lower cost. There is a better hope for life-work balance.
Small enterprise will find it easier to dive into e-commerce with Amazon and others who offer a simple way to set up online store fronts. The heavy upfront investment in hardware, software or even technical people is decreasing since early 2014. This trend will be on the rise from the end of 2015 and in the following years.
Individual entrepreneurs will benefit greatly simply by subscribing to the cloud based Infrastructure and Software services. It is like having a whole technical team and sophisticated hardware at own disposal subtracting the headache of maintenance costs. Cloud services are not exactly used to the full potential even by 50% of the users of this segment even in this near mid 2015.