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Cloud Computing Grows Up

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The popularity of cloud computing for businesses is undeniable. With an ever-increasing number of mobile devices that have constant Internet connectivity, the cloud is one of the best ways to boost efficiency and collaboration within your business. What was once seen as a revolutionary way to do business is now the norm, and according to a new report, it's about to change again.

Market Research Reports recently released a 15-section report on the future of the cloud for network operators and cloud service providers. According to the report, the cloud is moving beyond simple computing and data storage into a new realm of communications, applications and content. This evolution is evident in the existence of communications products like Google Voice and cloud-based payment solutions for mobile commerce.

[Cloud Computing: A Small Business Guide]

The report contains information on the different types of cloud solutions, enterprise challenges presented by cloud computing, personal and vendor cloud services, and opportunities for small businesses using cloud solutions. It also outlines several case studies, market trends and predictions about cloud-based operations.

Even if your business is not large enough to warrant advanced cloud communications and apps, it's still a good idea to look into cloud solutions if you don't currently use them. Omri Erel, marketing director of WalkMe said that small businesses can greatly benefit from cloud computing by saving on operations costs, increasing employee productivity and innovation, and allowing for more flexibility in day-to-day operations. Visit our sister site TopTenReviews for comparisons and reviews on the best cloud computing services.

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Nicole Fallon

Nicole received her Bachelor's degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She began freelancing for Business News Daily in 2010 and joined the team as a staff writer three years later. She currently serves as the managing editor. Reach her by email, or follow her on Twitter.