Tapping into the cloud to deal with the data deluge
Employees and customers require on-demand connected devices, mobility and higher bandwidth speed. This means that today's enterprise must have the right infrastructure in place to be able to deal with the specifications of their rapidly expanding technology upgrade list.
This is exactly why so many organisations have turned to the cloud to meet the needs of their customers and employees and to maximise the huge volumes of data generated every day in their business. Recent research we conducted showed that nearly two thirds of CIOs (65%) felt that using the cloud had led to increased speed of access to technology and over two thirds (67%) cited reduced delivery times thanks to streamlined business processes.
Businesses are realising that from a capacity perspective, the pressure is undeniably mounting and their networks must keep pace. To adapt to unpredictable peaks in data traffic, they must either expand their on premise solutions - which could prove costly and difficult to scale - or they must look to the cloud. Our research showed that enterprises are increasingly choosing the latter over the former: in fact, by 2024 off-premises storage will have overtaken on-premises alternatives, with enterprises forecast on average to have 58% of their compute and data storage held in the cloud in ten years' time compared with 28% currently.
Cloud and mobility are set to underpin the global digital economy. They are undeniably changing the global business landscape at an accelerated pace. To be ready to support businesses' rapidly evolving requirements, Tier 1 network service providers have equipped our infrastructure to be able to deal with the future - in the here and now. This is in a bid to stay one step ahead of the device and data explosion and delivering an internet fit for life and business, today and tomorrow.
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