Cloud computing has become more than a mere IT solution. Today, businesses in all industries are evaluating how it can help them succeed in an evolving business world. Within the cloud world, there is a greater focus on vertical industries and industry-specific applications.
Cloud adoption naturally differs from industry to industry due to their different requirements and expectations. For example, heavily regulated industries, like insurance, healthcare, banking and government, are extremely concerned with security. Less regulated industries, on the other hand, want to know how the cloud can help them sell more and boost productivity. These industries may include retail, media or manufacturing. For this reason, it’s important to note that one cloud does not fit all. That’s why industry clouds are increasingly popular.
Some providers, like RapidScale, implement industry-specific solutions within their offerings, while others are actually industry-specific companies. These options provide greater expertise and a more intense focus on specific industries. The solutions can outrun the generic solutions of huge cloud companies and can be customized to fit the exact needs of clients. Additionally, this new industry focus generates more relevant and valuable user data, which can be turned into meaningful business and customer insights.
RapidScale has knowledge in a breadth of industries and can offer industry-specific advice and applications with our solutions. We know the cloud has the potential to impact all corners of the business world. Learn how cloud computing is addressing specific industry needs in some of our past posts!