Emerging and transformational technologies are those that not only solve a problem, but change an entire field of study or industry in a dramatic way. This interesting topic came to us from Ed Surge in their article, “How Cloud Computing Can Open Doors for the Scientific and Academic Communities.”

Cloud-based technology is one example of this type of change. With the continuous development of the internet and the explosive growth in data, big data technology has emerged. With its ongoing development and application, cloud computing technology provides better data storage and analysis. Thanks to cloud computing, scientists and researchers now can document, share and ultimately replicate their discoveries.

Data can be transferred and shared instantaneously between collaborating researchers. In addition, the availability of the cloud computers whenever necessary means users can immediately apply analyses. Cloud-based technologies target a range of applications, such as genome research and drug research.

Although cloud computing has become a foundation of digital business, many organizations still struggle to optimize this powerful tool. 

Melody K. Smith

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