This week I am endeavoring to get the whole picture of a half. A half of a whole of something is quite a lot isn’t it? Half the world’s human population are men and the other half are women…bear with me…
Let’s do the math (and this is clearly very scientifically based…or not…) from what I can see, there are a lot of men out there and a lot of women too, these are not marginal halves and it seems to me that a half is not a measure to be sniffed at so take note fair sexes!
It’s not just statistics we could talk about in half measures. Perhaps it transcends into your outlook on life? Are you are a glass half full or half glass empty kind of person? What would your other half say? Or perhaps you just don’t know the half of it. Blimey, I know I certainly don’t.
The reason my mind wanders into the wonderful world of halves is that according to a recent study, half of UK businesses are adopting cloud computing in one form or another at this moment in time. To me that seems like a lot – a positive affirmation of the benefits of the Cloud at large and certainly a movement to be reckoned with and definitely not underestimated in it’s influence.
Moreover, 50% of businesses would choose to move over to the Cloud if they could. So while I am clearly not a mathematical genius, even I can see that 50% of companies asked already use the Cloud plus the 50% of companies that would move to the Cloud equals a grand old total of 100% right?
Clearly this is not the whole, complete exact truth, or indeed, the final word on all cloud computing based statistics, however it clearly points to one thing, the growth and establishment of cloud services in the UK.
So what are the reasonings behind the studies? Many companies argued that they opted to move across to the Cloud primarily for security reasons. Makes sense. By migrating your networks, email provider and data across to the great IT cloud in the sky, you are backing up your business on a level that has not been possible before. The weight of responsibility is taken away from you and your hardware and what’s not to like about that?
Other reasons included, greater resilience and improved access to latest technologies and software, while surprisingly, less businesses cited the clear and apparent cost cutting aspects of the Cloud as a benefit.
So while 50% are going for it and 50% want to go for it, it seems plain to me that the world is on the cusp of one great beautiful union but meanwhile, until that day, it’s time to make a choice. Which side are you on?
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