Cloud Trend Cloud Computing Business Trends in 2012Data integration and management practices are the growing trends in the new business market. This is as more and more businesses seek better ways to grow their enterprise. This is also a response to the irreversible challenges and demand for variety, storage, scalability and complexity in information handling. As a result of these trends, more companies are migrating to the cloud strengthening their backroom in data integration and data management and laying a secure and reliable information structure.  Experts say that the cloud computing trends will move towards more reliable and secure cloud-based data integration and data management cloud solutions.

B2B Improved Agility

Most business-to-customer (B2C) clamor is for companies to move to social networking, mobile cloud and cloud services. This trend enhances the agility on business-to-business applications. This also, pushes forward the consumer-as-a-service (CaaS) platform as more businesses place more focus on commerce APIs.

Business Activity Monitoring Demands

The result of the cloud trend requires businesses to integrate with cloud-based processes and on-premise infrastructure, which in turn demands for an efficient business activity monitoring (BAM). As visibility into the business processes, customer activity and cloud services become quick and easy it ensures that business operations are working efficiently.

Cloud Services on a Continuous Negotiation

Outsourcing will be the trend for doing business and work that places additional challenges in cloud management. Cloud Services Brokerages (CSBs) will gain popularity as they provide expert technology management of cloud services, data management and integration between various cloud providers from CRM, EAI or B2B. .

Data Governance Popularity

As large amounts of data information are placed by customers on the cloud there is an expected demand for more cloud storage, easy access, agile business processes, audit logs and security, which requires efficient data governance.

EIA as the Standard

Enterprise Integration Application (EAI) will be the standard practice for most companies as everything becomes business-to-business (B2B) focused. More companies are now venturing into the cloud to leverage their EAIs to allow a seamless data integration from their back-end-systems and their cloud platform. Data integration is further enhanced by cloud applications through software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Huge Data Storage on the Cloud

As companies migrate into the cloud there is an expected surge for cloud data storage that will allow access from multiple sources. In addition to the volume, there will a demand for speed, reliability and security. This will boost businesses that provide varied content, data provision, cloud services brokerage and other cloud services and applications.

Master Data Management (MDM) Adoption

MDM will continue to thrive on the cloud as more cloud solutions provider fuel its usage. This software is expected to provide a complete cloud services package such as aggregation, enrichment and manipulation that will ensure data quality within the cloud platform. MDM will have the necessary boost because it will be less costly to use it compared to in-house data management or to hire an IT expert.

New Business Process Models

Cloud computing has changed the way business and work is done from the cloud integration layer as it demands efficient maintenance and procurement process. This trend moves the control and governance of data information away from the in-house IT staff and towards cloud providers and vendors. Businesses will be required to focus more on improvement of business process modeling (BPM) and innovation.

PaaS Integration

PaaS (platform-as-a-service) will have further boost in popularity and necessity as it continues to provide companies with scalable data translation and transformation on the cloud platform. In addition to this, companies are also seriously considering iPaaS to assist them in solving problems with integration and management while the business operations are doing on-premise processes.

Reliable Cloud Data Security

Cloud computing has revolutionized how personal and business transactions are made, and as a result of these have also placed several risks. This is why privacy mandates and data security laws have been created for small to large organizations and across genres of business industries. Security is given serious thought because customers demand protection for their online transactions and secure their payment cards and personal information.

  • http://blog.imran.com/ imrananwar

    This is a good summary of drivers for the adoption of cloud computing. I am sharing it with my followers.

    Imran Anwar 
    iCloud.pk

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