PCMAN – It is widely predicted that Cloud and web hosting will continue to rise in popularity in 2016, as it has been going on for the past few years. Cloud computing is believed to be the place where data converge for greater efficiency, which will create more value. Players within the IT industry should be informed with both current updates and future predictions in order to stay relevant. These are some of the web and Cloud computing predictions for 2016.
1. E-Commerce Real World Venture. Retailers have been using e-commerce in order to compete within the industry. With Cloud technologies, retailers may go even further to break the barrier that separates e-commerce from physical stores.
A few of Cloud computing features that could benefit retailers are regarding their inventory management and logistics, as well as integration with operations such as ordering and accounting.
The trend is going to be providing e-commerce with a wide spectrum of integration between accounting, online sales, integration with CRM, invoicing, and physical POS. Thus, just as traditional retailers adapt to e-commerce, online retailers might have to open a physical store to take their activity to the next level.
2. Website and App Builders Tight Competition. The predicted trend within this area is for a shared website host to have a modern and sophisticated site builder. Most shared web hosts usually have bad site building utilities, and that is going to change this year. Many website hosts like Squarespace, Wix and PageCloud have put their website builder capabilities at the forefront of their business.
Many have visioned that web hosts without a good site builder is going to code their own, or acquire companies with the capabilities needed. Competition between traditional and modern web hosts will increase, and companies need to make their web and app building experience better than the competition’s.
It is also predicted that in 2016 people will build more mobile apps since things are made easier for the professionals. App development tool and app maintenance simplification should be on the look out.
3. New Security Risks from IoT and Cloud. The numbers of malware might increase rapidly, and organizations should be aware of their network security. IoT and Cloud devices may become an easy entry point for hackers. Thus, Cloud users should be aware of the new security risks that could potentially happen, and more importantly, how to overcome it.