NFON brochure - Flipbook - Side 11
Cloud services are at the heart of modern
organisations, enabling people to work together
across geographic and structural boundaries and
consume IT without the need for capital expenditure
on hardware or software infrastructure. This is
fuelling increasingly dynamic working practices and
real-time collaboration between informal, virtual
networks of multi-skilled professionals. As a result,
cloud computing and cloud services spending is
expected to grow at six times the rate of IT spending
from 2015 through 2020, eventually overtaking its
traditional IT predecessor by the end of that period.
According to IDC, 2016 worldwide spending on cloud
computing will increase from US$ 67 billion to 162
billion at 19 percent CAGR.
Problematic integration issues are becoming a thing
of the past as cloud service providers and other
technology vendors cooperate closely on open
standards for applications and services to enable
information sharing and powerful data analytics.
The cloud telephony service connects to the CRM
system; the ERP application pulls information from
the connected car fleet; the smart building alerts
WhatsApp – the permutations are endless.
The digital workplace is not only highly engaging from
a user perspective, it also ensures that businesses
and organisations enhance their competitiveness by
providing a major boost to productivity, collaboration
and seamless communications.
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