Cloud Computing and SaaS are some of the most talked about emerging technology trends today for their potential to be a "disruptive" technologies. Cloud applications continue to gain momentum in enterprise applications as hoteliers are attracted to fast deployment speeds, low upfront costs, better utilisation, reduced support need and ongoing flexibility to scale up or down as needs change.
Research company Hotel Technology tracks overall IT budgets and also tracks how IT dollars are spent in hotels. Recent research shows the top two areas where the most IT dollars are going include guest room technologies (19.70%) and property management systems (18.90%).
Seven out of 10 companies using cloud services will also move new applications to the cloud.This statistic is based on a study done by Mimecast, a company that offers Software as a Service enterprise email.
Many companies start their transition into the cloud with a small "trial;" testing it with only some of their infrastructure, applications, or data.
A large portion of the industry growth in the next few years will be from companies who are happy with their "trial period" and are ready to further transition their business into the cloud.
Other recent studies on cloud adoption indicate 51% of respondents were adopting cloud technology is part of their mobile strategy (IBM) and 33% adopted cloud primarily for accessing information from any device as against only 17% who adopted for cost saving (CSC).
mycloud is a cloud solution offering by Prologic First that develops and internationally markets integrated software solutions for the hospitality sector. Prologic First software solutions are in use at more than 800 sites in 30 countries. Prologic First was formed more than a decade ago by professionals with extensive experience in developing and deploying hotel IT solutions.