A survey conducted by IBM shows that majority of companies across 18 target industries uses cloud computing. However, they only use it for some elements of their business. Out of one thousand C-suite executives interviewed during the survey, 78% say their cloud initiatives are either fully integrated or coordinated.  Businesses continue to increase investments in workloads on cloud computing spaces as they tap into benefits of integrating on-premise infrastructures with the cloud. Latest technology news indicates that from the look of things, the cloud, particularly hybrid cloud is increasingly becoming an innovative platform. Here are trends in cloud computing that you should look out for as time progresses:

1. The Cloud will Drive Cognitive Computing

Most things that people depend on in their day to day lives are contained in the increasing amount of data around them. An indisputable fact in this digital age is that the rate at which data is being generated is faster than the ability of people to make sense of it. It is estimated that 80% of data in the world has been collected and stored in computers but is unusable and invisible to humans. Cognitive systems will help clear this data and make it usable via the cloud. Software, storage devices and servers are now being made with hybrid cloud functionalities that enable rapid movement towards cognitive solutions generated by computer systems that learn, understand and reason. With time, such solutions will drive new experiences and change industries, from healthcare to financial and airline services.

2.Serverless Computing will Eliminate Complexity

Based on the latest technology news, an emerging technology known as serverless computing is making developers of virtual and physical servers to run applications in a way that is completely invisible. Delivered via the cloud, this technology marks the start of a game changing competitive edge for big and small companies.  With time, more companies will capitalize on the many benefits the technology offers including reducing cost and duration of developing apps.

3.Through the Cloud, Blockchain will Enhance Trust in the Digital Age

Blockchain is among the most interesting tech breakthroughs that have occurred in recent years. This global pear to peer platform supports personal and business transactions. Secured through advanced cryptography, blockchain is the most failure proof, secure systems to be developed in the digital age, an aspect that makes it a trusted distribution ledger. This technology only allows access to a limited number of people. Within a transaction, each person can only access information that he or she is authorized to view. As time goes by, more organizations and companies are opting for blockchain application in cloud computing.  Estimates show that application of blockchain technology in supply chains globally could help generate over $100 billion in yearly deficiencies.

4.Cloud Computing will Enhance Security

Security breaches in IT often have adverse effects on businesses, citizens and governments. Security concerns remain huge inhibitors to the adoption of cloud computing even as more people opt for the technology.  Though security threats are real, key cloud providers continue working to enhance security protections. Moving forward, cognitive capabilities are likely to catalyze changes in perceived cloud security vulnerabilities. Cognitive security emanating from cognitive solutions that generate answers, reasoning, hypothesis and recommendations for better decision making will help bridge existing skill gaps, reduce complexities and cost of cybercrime and accelerate responses.