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Cloud computing growth 'likely to continue'

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The growth of cloud computing use among organizations is likely to continue, with the service requiring less maintenance and reducing costs.

According to business connectivity provider Star, there are a number of benefits to adopting cloud-based services which will ensure it sustains its popularity as a method of data storage.

Hugo Harber, director of convergence and network strategy at the firm, explains that companies who adopt it will achieve a "scalability and flexibility" that cannot be achieved with owned infrastructure.

"Another big driver for business users are resilience and service assurance, which are usually inherent in business grade cloud-based services," he added.

"They would include; backup and archiving, disaster recovery and business continuity and enterprise grade security."

Mr Harber's comments come after recent predictions made by Forrester Research suggested that three per cent of businesses and four per cent of small to medium-size enterprises were now utilizing cloud computing.

Meanwhile, a poll conducted by 360°IT found that many organizations were keen to realize the cost-saving benefits of the service.

Posted by Richard Jones.