Smart cloud applications increasingly popular in U.S.

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A recent study by Forrester showed that technology spending across the world will differ over regions in 2013 and 2014, but the U.S. will likely lead the way in sales of smart cloud applications, cloud computing services and mobile devices. Process application is the largest within defined segments, but analytics having been growing as well.

Statistics from this report show:

– Apps for e-purchasing, desktop apps and application development will grow by 25 percent in 2013 and 2014
– Social business, collaboration and smart process custom applications will double in growth
– IT services, such as integration and consulting, will be up, but IT systems and integration will grow respectively by 6 percent and 7 percent in 2013 and 2014
– Tablet growth will be 36 percent in 2013, even though the rest of the hardware market will likely see its dive in revenue continue

Businesses are clearly starting to see the benefits of using apps like a cloud database form or lead management software, as the spending within the industry will continue to see growth over the next many years. Wired.com said organizations who properly adopt and use the cloud will see business agility benefits, less issues with their operations and an overall better use of resources.

“More efficient projects and less operational issues allow your employees to spend their time on other more useful activities that may offer a greater potential value to your business,” the news source said. “This benefit is different for every organization and harder to quantify, but people are an organization’s biggest asset and cloud applications allow you to better utilize this asset.”