No one has seen the future, but it can be safely predicted that in the times to come we are going to have more computers than we have today. The computers of the future will come in different forms. Cloud computing will be there to make the task of managing various devices easier.
All the information and data that you possess will be available to every computer and you won’t have to worry about installing or upgrading software in your system. Cloud computing infrastructure will be so omnipresent that people in every country will be able to seamlessly access softwares and applications of their choice. With the passage of time, the cloud computing infrastructure is only going to get more power-efficient than what it is today; the software will be more resilient, adaptive, and reliable and will require far less effort to install, maintain, and repair.
Other than injecting ease and efficiency into the task of computing, the Cloud is also helpful in drastically bringing down the costs for most users. In foreseeable future, the existing practice of buying and installing softwares that we need may yield space to the web-based, free or variable cost model, where users can use the application by paying a small subscription fee. As cloud computing gains popularity, a new wave of venture-funded startups are likely to appear on the Internet’s horizon. These startups will offer an array of innovative solutions ranging from niche applications to cloud middleware and infrastructure services. You will need a computer only to be able to access the Internet, as much of the advanced software and hardware is going to reside in the cloud.
It is likely that the notebook you buy after a couple of years might cost a fraction of what it costs today. And that is because it does not need to be equipped with heavy-duty hardware and advanced software. Even for businesses, the costs involved in the management of IT-related services are going to come down, as they won’t have to own and maintain costly servers, and they will be able to access their heavy-duty applications in the cloud. Even the companies that are investing in new cloud technology are going to reap financial benefits. As the user base for any web-based application grows, the cloud computing company gets paid through the system of subscriptions or through online advertisements.