As the paradigm of IT services shift, more organizations are making use of mobile and cloud-based deployments in order to maintain a competitive edge. The mass adoption of new technology isn't exactly unfamiliar to anyone who has gone through the series of upgrades and changes that have happened since the adoption of computers. In fact, many office workers can remember times that their companies have switched from one system of Windows to the other, and the subsequent hair-pulling that those updates caused as every single PC had to be reloaded and changed in order to work under the new software. Luckily, today's updates don't require the same level of business-stopping drudgery, due mostly to the advent of cloud computing and cloud updates that simply change elements behind the scenes. This change in the playing field may be the reason why many larger tech leadership companies like Microsoft are now looking to the cloud for answers on how to work with their target audiences.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a recent press conference that the future of Microsoft is to explore mobiles and the cloud. He presented a mobile-first, cloud-first strategy where Microsoft stays relevant through supporting and connecting a variety of different cloud devices, including iPads and Android phones, through the framework of Azure and other Microsoft platforms. This is being done mostly because ​Nadella and many other tech leaders see the cloud as the dominant future of technology, and organizations that want to remain relevant need to understand either how they can service the cloud or it can help them. Through the utilization of different resources and new paradigms of technology, more workers will be able to work within the cloud and collaborate with their teammates on an unprecedented scale. Organizations are looking into these levels of synergy because they have much that they could achieve with the better logistics that the cloud offers.

Cheaper upgrades and storage in the cloud
There are many advantages to using the cloud for non-technical companies. Foremost among these is the ability to cut down on the technical budget within a company and spend that money on other mission-critical elements. Secondly is the ability of the cloud to efficiently deal with several aspects of business processes, including storage, business continuity and security, according to a recent report by CompTIA. That report went on to mention that 90 percent of companies are using at least one element of cloud computing, and that many are using quite a few more as the combination of low costs and high usability make cloud-based services a hit with organizations. The reason behind this overwhelming majority of companies using the cloud is that it is just simpler to make computers work when someone else is managing the back end. By using cloud providers, businesses can skip the difficult step of fiddling with technical implementations of programs and instead focus on using those programs to make money in the first place. Cloud software is, in effect, technology that works without being coaxed.

As more companies march into the the cloud, there will be a continual proliferation of cloud-based services for workers to choose from. The increasing amount of different types of cloud computing platforms that are available, like infrastructure as a service or software as a service, can all fit different niches for organizations both large and small. Working with the cloud doesn't have to be difficult, and most skilled vendors will easily work with the terms they are given to generate powerful solutions for their clients.