As the cloud has matured, it has gradually taken all industries in under its wing. Nowadays, it possible to see many different types of cloud companies. While some industries adopted the new services only tentatively at first, over time the utility of always-accessible contact won them over. The widespread influence of the cloud has even seeped into consumer markets as a product for individuals who want to store data on servers they can use from anywhere. Most organizations use some form of the cloud whether or not the even know about it, and recently we've run articles on how insurance companies and government organizations are seeing the benefits of the enterprise cloud for their organizations. If it were possible to fill the cloud, it would be full. However, there are still a few industries that are moving to the cloud now that haven't yet done so.

While it is hard to say exactly why everyone ready to join the cloud hasn't already done so, it's possible to see why in the case of HR. Human resource companies and departments are now embracing the utilization of enterprise and personal clouds because they understand the importance of mobility. In previous times there had been concern over privacy, but as the people who ran those organizations and headed those departments began to have more open conversations with IT staff, the possibility of HR running on the cloud became more of a sure thing, according to Cloud Tweaks. The special thing about the cloud in general is that it can allow workers to be effortlessly mobile but still remain in touch. This is an unusual situation for those who are used to a style of work where employees are chained to their desks, but it is easily relatable to those who are entering the workforce now, and are used to always-on communication.

Understanding new cloud growth
Forbes' new article on how flash memory will revolutionize data being stored on-site and in the cloud is an example of the way that hybrid and private cloud infrastructure continues to grow. Hosted clouds for enterprise organizations allow for the capability to easily upgrade to the fastest, most up-to-date software and hardware that's needed, which eliminates the all-too-familiar budget drain of constantly losing old equipment. By investing in cloud services, an organization can continuously upgrade to the newest improvements in infrastructure without losing valuable business days to downtime.

The advantages of cloud computing become even more pronounced when utilizing some of the new all-flash storage systems. Flash storage can be accessed much faster by computers due to the way that it is stores. Previously, flash memory tended to degrade as years went by, but because the technology has improved and because data centers replace hardware fairly frequently compared to businesses, the gradual wearing out of storage space isn't an issue. Any organization that wants to utilize some of the benefits of cloud computing would do well to look into an enterprise hosted cloud. Hybrid and private clouds both work for organizations that want to have their data available to its mobile users, but still wants to maintain tight control over the way that information is stored on the network.

As workers spend more and more time away from the office and in a mobile setting, there will be more instances where it is necessary for them to work on the road. The cloud is the best friend of companies in this circumstance, as it allows them to make work happen no matter where their employees are. That's efficiency that cannot simply happen without using the most modern technology available.