The cloud. It’s remarkable. The widely available and rapidly growing source of the greatest computing power and storage capability ever known to man continues to unleash the rapid spread of new innovations. It allows unthinkable productivity miracles to happen anywhere at anytime with a nonchalant finger swipe across a 5 inch pane of gorilla glass.
To properly estimate what kind of effect cloud computing will have on the video game industry, we must first look at how video games are currently using the cloud. Perhaps the most common use of cloud computing at the moment is cloud storage. Gamers have the opportunity to save games onto cloud servers provided by gaming bigwigs like Microsoft and Sony.
While much of the upside potential for cloud computing service adoption will occur in the developed markets this year, there's significant opportunities within the emerging markets around the globe. In Brazil, as an example, cloud computing demand is evolving rapidly -- with 41 percent of companies already using these solutions and 42 percent planning to use them by the end of 2015, according to the latest market study by Frost & Sullivan.
While it may be clear that Seattle is the current epicenter for the cloud, what does the future hold? One of the benefits to becoming such a central location for cloud computing is the talent every company brings with it. Seattle is now virtually filled with skilled programmers and developers who have expertise in the cloud and all its capabilities.
Cloud service brokerage market development is still in the early stages. A recent survey of enterprise cloud adopters showed a near even three-way split between adopting, considering or not planning to adopt brokerage services, according to the latest market study by Technology Business Research (TBR).
As various industries continue to adopt cloud technology, a new era of software has emerged called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Who helps manage the overall experience of a business using a SaaS platform?
One by one, more industries are being disrupted by the strategic use of mobile and cloud technology plays, as savvy new competitors seek ways to shift consumer preference to favor their online digital offering. The emerging Mobile Cloud phenomena will eventually disrupt the enterprise IT arena. Meanwhile, it will certainly continue to change the dynamics of the video entertainment sector.