How the cloud and mobility will continue to grow together
Cloud computing and mobile technology have followed similar paths to popularity. Both have been around for a while but neither really took off until the past several years when innovations sparked renewed interest in the technologies.
Moving forward, it appears that the two technologies will remain intertwined, with each building off the other's strengths and benefits. Nowhere is this more evident than in the enterprise setting.
Decision-makers are working diligently to deploy both cloud computing and mobile devices, like tablet computers, to increase their companies' flexibility and the productivity of the workforce.
One area that has shown it can especially benefit from the combination of mobility and the cloud is data storage. Companies today can leverage hosted storage solutions to house enterprise data, making it available and secure at the same time.
Availability is enhanced because the cloud can support multiple platforms, allowing employees using different tablets to all access the same information. Data is more secure because it isn't physically stored on an employee's device, meaning it will be protected even if a tablet is lost or stolen.