Growth of Cloud-Based Mobile Platforms

Analyst/Writer Kevin Benedict reports on the preliminary results of my “State of Enterprise Mobility 2013” survey:

I was surprised to see that 34.7% of participants now prefer cloud-based mobile platforms.  That is especially meaningful when you consider 23% don’t even use a mobile platform.  If my math is right, 45% of those that use or want to use a mobile platform prefer a cloud-based platform.  That is meaningful.

The preliminary results definitely show a growing preference for cloud-based platforms.

Delighted to hear that!

Of course there are many good reasons for moving to the cloud. Global business expert Laurel Delaney, founder of (a Global TradeSource, Ltd. company) and the creator of “Borderbuster,” an e-newsletter, and The Global Small Business Blog, has elucidated ten good ones:

  1. Achieve economies of scale – increase volume output or productivity with fewer people. Your cost per unit, project or product plummets.
  2. Reduce spending on technology infrastructure. Maintain easy access to your information with minimal upfront spending. Pay as you go (weekly, quarterly or yearly), based on demand.
  3. Globalize your workforce on the cheap. People worldwide can access the cloud, provided they have an Internet connection.
  4. Streamline processes. Get more work done in less time with less people.
  5. Reduce capital costs. There’s no need to spend big money on hardware, software or licensing fees.
  6. Improve accessibility. You have access anytime, anywhere, making your life so much easier!
  7. Monitor projects more effectively. Stay within budget and ahead of completion cycle times.
  8. Less personnel training is needed. It takes fewer people to do more work on a cloud, with a minimal learning curve on hardware and software issues.
  9. Minimize licensing new software. Stretch and grow without the need to buy expensive software licenses or programs.
  10. Improve flexibility. You can change direction without serious “people” or “financial” issues at stake.

You can reach more about Kevin Benedict’s State of Enterprise Mobility 2013” survey by clicking Growth of Cloud-Based Mobile Platforms.

And more here about Laurel Delancy and GlobalTrade.