February 2, 2012
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Up In The Data Clouds
For all technology that involves mobile devices, the “cloud” has been the buzzword to end all buzzwords for more than a year. Why the obsession with the cloud? Cloud solutions encompass a wide variety of services tailored to a variety of technology concerns, but when you are talking about mobile broadband, the allure of the cloud is rather simple at its core—it is another place to keep data and like we have been saying, there is a whole lot of data that needs a place to go.
The most effective way to handle the data demands of the Second Generation Data Boom is to focus on mobile data offloading. Mobile data offloading clears space on the cellular network, but it means different things to different operators. Operators have all kinds of reasons for investing in mobile data offload infrastructure and implement it in many different ways, but it comes down to a more intelligent use of data and one designed to combat the current data boom. The cloud has become one of the tools that help.
After data is uploaded, it has to be stored somewhere, right? Well, increasingly, it seems like the cloud is the answer for where it should go. Beyond being a good place to store data, the cloud offers flexibility looking forward. One has to suspect that data demands will only continue to increase for well … as long as there is data to demand. Nobody wants to be caught with a rigid model for dealing with data, as the environment changes. Despite its buzzword status, the cloud is still largely in its infancy and many of the solutions it will offer have yet to be explored. Investing in cloud solutions seems to be a wise decision for those looking to stay nimble in the New Mobile World Order.