For the past two decades, every pundit, analyst, and other business leader agreed: the cloud was at the top of the list of technologies to watch. Touted as the solution to immortality, health, wealth, happiness, and space travel, the cloud is a mission-critical system with remarkably high potential for access, accessibility, and efficiency. .
5%The use of the public cloud by European SMEs increased by 5% between 2020 and 2021.
Unfortunately, the cloud is also a remarkably underutilized technology – the description of which is very often limited to the storage of data, with therefore less consideration for the generation of information. The first generation of the cloud was centered on storage, applications and the emergence of software as a service. The second iteration saw IT teams modernize working practices and deliver greater capacity. The next generation of cloud computing will be defined by accessibility.
Despite the unprecedented changes that have taken place in recent years – with businesses being held back by historic organizational changes, skills shortages and shifting competitive landscapes – the need for information to compete and thrive is more important than ever. The ability to generate this insight, however, is dictated by two factors: the amount of data to be analyzed and the lack of data scientists needed to analyze it.
With the focus on cutting-edge capabilities, with more data available than ever before and a growing shortage of data scientists to manage it, 2023 is the year when accessible cloud computing will reach cruising speed. This technology can go much further when generating insights is put in the hands of those who have the most to gain.
Cloud Computing: Putting the Right Technology in the Right Hands
Ultimately, any technology is only effective or impactful in relation to the person using it. Cloud computing is no exception. Over the next decade, the most valuable advances in cloud computing will be those that magnify and amplify human potential on a larger scale – provided organizations can merge access and accessibility requirements and put their human experts in the foreground.
The effective use of any technology always depends on the human factor. In many cases, this can be a net benefit, allowing human ingenuity to come to the forefront of decision-making. In other cases, as we see today with data science teams, the human factor can also act as a bottleneck for business value. As the amount of data created daily continues to grow exponentially, and without the ability to scale these teams effectively, data science teams around the world today find themselves overwhelmed and exhausted due to their workload. excessive work.
Companies are quickly reassessing the resources they have and focusing on areas where they can add the most value in the most reasonable timeframe.
It’s clear that the move to the cloud – at least in part – was driven by pragmatism in the face of this exponential data growth and the need to get insights quickly. In 2023 and beyond, this same pragmatism will be a key driver of greater adoption of democratized analytics in the cloud, solving the challenge posed by increasingly exhausted and overworked data science teams, now unable to keep pace with the scale of data growth.
Gartner figures show that global spending on public cloud computing is expected to reach $600 billion in 2023, which is cloud computing’s ultimate promise. An IDC report has highlighted a huge increase in the volume of data created by 2025, which will reach 180 zettabytes each year. For example, to store a single zettabyte of data would require 41.5 million of the largest commercially available hard drives (24TB).
Businesses are now driven not only by the need to deliver timely insights from their data, but also by the desire to stay competitive in a highly disrupted competitive environment. 2023 is the year when cloud computing finally reaches its true potential, combining both ease of use and widespread accessibility. In practice, it’s not only for data scientists to facilitate integrations of cutting-edge technologies in the cloud, but also to strengthen the skills of knowledge and data workers in the company so that they can solve their own problems using data in the cloud.
2023 and beyond: redefining our relationship with the cloud
In 2023 and beyond, the first bridge businesses must cross to unlock this potential is to break free from the legacy understanding of how cloud computing should work. Research firm Gartner estimates that in 2019, we surpassed one billion knowledge workers worldwide. These workers are defined as those who need to think creatively and deliver insights for strategic impact. It is precisely to facilitate the daily lives of these people that cloud technology was designed.
In many cases, cloud integrations can be extremely advanced and operationally mature. Companies have integrated multi-cloud solutions, containerization, and AI/ML continuous learning algorithms to achieve truly cutting-edge results, but these results are often not delivered at the scale or speed needed to take split-second decisions that are essential to thrive in today’s operating environment.
In order for the democratization of the cloud to be successful, companies need to upskill their knowledge workers and provide them with the right tools to take advantage of cloud analytics. Low-code and no-code tools reduce the experiential barrier needed to take advantage of data in the cloud, while fulfilling the original vision of this technology: to give people the power they need to be heard.
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