One-third of consumer data to be transferred to cloud
Jun 27 2012, 13:17 PM
One-third of consumer data will be transferred to the cloud by 2016, findings show.
It is expected that businesses in the future will aim to improve their data management operations by using the technology, though just seven per cent of such information is stored on the systems today, according to research by Gartner.
This figure is expected to jump to 36 per cent by 2016, equating to 4.1 zettabytes.
Gartner Principal Research Analyst Shalini Verma said: "Cloud storage will grow with the emergence of the personal cloud, which in turn will simplify the direct-to-cloud model, allowing users to directly store user-generated content in the cloud."
Ms Verma added that data storage will become more commoditised as it becomes more integrated into the cloud.
The topic of cloud computing was recently put under the spotlight by Apple's former Chief Executive John Sculley, who told V3.co.uk at the Cloud Computing World Forum that the technology is facilitating several innovations.
He stressed that businesses should try to adapt to the technology.