It is always interesting to follow the conflicts that occur when a new generation emerges: we had the baby boomers, X and now Millennium, also called generation Y, formed by people born between 1980 and 1995. All these generations had their own characteristics in common in regarding fashion, music, behavior, way of thinking, personality and even way of working and also always had different opinions from their predecessors. So hearing so many complaints from the current generation is nothing new.

With the Millenium generation it could not be different. This group arrived at a time when it could experience the full development of one of humanity's greatest inventions, the Internet, in an evolved and easily connected stage. This allowed access to a lot of information and high connectivity, very different from previous generations.

In this article, we are going to see how much the Millenium generation identifies with cloud computing , an innovation that emerged in the same period, and how it helps in the consolidation of this technology.

A generation and a technology with similar characteristics

It may seem odd to compare a generation of people to a technology solution, but we've done this in the past. The difference is that before the references were music and fashion and today we have the cloud and the Internet.

Similar from concept

When we think of the cloud concept, we immediately associate it with the possibility of having access to files and performing tasks quickly and from anywhere, with just an application to interface with the cloud and connect to the Internet. Likewise, the Millenium generation had the ease of access and the necessary speed, state-of-the-art technology, various applications hosted in the cloud and easy exchange of information and data.

Software solutions as a service (SaaS Software as a Service), for example, meet the demand of this generation very well. They use their mobile devices through their cloud-connected apps, get things done, publish and share.

Use of on-demand resources

To gain access to cloud resources, users require virtually no human interaction. According to needs, access is made through a specific interface or even automatically. Thus, provisioning of hardware or software resources occurs and business operations continue as normal.

Continuing with our comparison, this generation emerged in a period with great technological and financial advances. For these young people, having their infrastructure needs met simply or automatically is something natural. Therefore, the facilities that cloud computing provides to companies (IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service) are essential for the growth and success of this generation's enterprises.

Wide network access

Talking about access to networks with a highly connected generation is easy. Cloud computing resources are provided through a minimal connection, with compatibility in heterogeneous networks, and using computers or mobile devices.

The high connectivity of this generation allows integration with cloud services. While the music and film industries, for example, were slow to understand this transformation and spent a lot of time criticizing new streaming technologies, Millennials naturally migrated to services like Netflix, YouTube, Deezer, etc.

The reality is that this generation is much more susceptible to cloud solutions. We mention a few characteristics, but the fact that this generation has already emerged in a digital and shared economy, and with the breaking of several paradigms of previous generations, has made it much more flexible to adopt cloud computing solutions.

Another factor that determines the easy identification with the solution is the fact that they can work from anywhere: this is a generation that likes to reconcile professional activities with travel, has versatility in terms of working hours, well aligned with the facilities that the cloud computing offers.

To conclude this identification between generation and technology, it is important to highlight that the adoption of the cloud is a path of no return. In addition to all the facilities it offers, it is clear that there is a large reduction in expenses for companies. In a study done by HP , many advantages are already proven:

  • 82% of companies save money by moving to the cloud
  • The cloud computing industry grew from $46 billion to over $150 billion from 2008-2014
  • More than 50% of the resources used by Information Technology will be in the cloud within 5-10 years

The natural trend for new technology projects is that during the definition of the architecture of the solution, cloud computing resources are already part of the business model, considering the low cost of implementation and maintenance. This allows the high investment that would be used in the acquisition of software and hardware to be directed to other more important areas in the project.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.