Mobile Driving Much of the Growth of Cloud Computing

 According to the latest study from Juniper Research, the number of mobile cloud computing subscribers is expected to grow rapidly in the next five years.  The cloud-based mobile market will generate annual revenue of $9.5 billion in 2014, up substantially from $400 million in 2009, at an average annual increase of 88%.

“Enterprise applications will account for the majority of revenues over the next five years, with businesses increasingly seeking to capitalize on the ability of Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers to offer scalable, flexible data storage solutions allied to device agnostic, synchronized office services.”
The report reveals that consumer-oriented apps will comprise an ever-larger proportion of total revenues.  This will be derived both from time-based subscriptions to services, such as mobile online gaming and advertising from cloud-based social networks.
The growth of cloud-based services around the use mobile platforms is one that’s typically not understood in the context of the more direct cloud computing services, such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and Microsoft Azure.  However, the direct impact on both enterprises and consumers is actually more significant.