Future Applications of Cloud

Posted on: November 11, 2011

1. Government and public services

  • The investment in cloud computing has gradually turned into practical application in government industries. One application is called Government Administration Cloud used as government administration and computing platform by its officials and staff; the other application is called Public Services Cloud used for serving the public. To be more specific, Government Administration Cloud provides a platform for government administration informatization and services collaboration, which includes such management functions as unified government email, data storage and processing, urban emergency command, population management, urban disaster and risk control, food safety and so on. Public Services Cloud can provide the public with a variety of services related to the public life such as taxation, fee payment, information announcement, consultation and others.
  • Government cloud computing center is able to store, share, exploit, search and analyze mass data, which makes intangible assets like data manageable and centralized. Through data integration and infusion technology, it can eliminate the data barrier across different departments, realize information sharing and service collaboration among all. Government Administration Cloud and Public Services Cloud will greatly improve the government informatization level and working efficiency, as well as cut down government expenses on IT construction considerably and realize environment-friendly administration.

2. Application in different industries

Manufacturing industry: Cloud computing provides an innovative operating mode.

  • The professional operators serving the manufacturing industry will provide them with software development and services based on the PaaS and SaaS model and offer overall support for products, technology, platform, operation and maintenance management. As a result enterprises can focus on manufacturing rather than IT infrastructure construction and maintenance.
  • Under the PaaS mode, the users can write their application program and run it on the cloud computing platform with programming language and tools supported by operators. Under the SaaS model, the users will have enterprise informatization solutions and services like ERP and CRM at low cost, as well as conduct simulation in a fast and effective way.
  • With services purchased, enterprises can reduce design and manufacturing cost, significantly shorten the cycle of product upgrading, enhance product performance, improve the level of company informatization, effectively stimulate innovation and considerably enhance the independent innovation efficiency and boost the core competitiveness of the enterprise.

Telecom industry: cloud computing leads to the integration of internal and external resources.

  • With the increasing size of data, widening bandwidth and the development of mobile Internet, it is necessary for telecom operators to adopt cloud computing technology to maintain their long-term competitiveness in operation efficiency and mode. Based on cloud computing technology, they are to experience significant improvements, as well as make hefty profits from various paid cloud service products. Analyzing the demand of clients in different industries, they will develop relevant cloud products, services and system of their own brands.
  • Internally telecom operators can integrate the IT resources to improve efficiency and management level, as well as reduce service cost. Externally, they can establish a basic resource platform for new business model, which provides public IT services.
  • All above will ultimately improve the efficiency of traditional telecom economy, accelerate the building of platform and integration of the industrial chain, and fulfill the application of cloud computing.

Education industry 1/4sCloud computing serves for educational informatization.

  • Cloud computing will provide universities and research institutions with a practical R&D platform in the future. It is currently accepted by Peking University and Chinese Academy of Sciences, and has shown good results. Cloud computing will be widely introduced into the rest of universities and research institutions, who will build the cloud computing platform according to their own research fields and technology requirements. They will make necessary integration of servers and stored resources in their subordinate institutes. The reusable and efficient platform will provide powerful computer resources for scientific research and teaching, which can improve the efficiency of R&D.

Medical and pharmaceutical industry: Cloud computing pushes ahead the new medical reform.

  • Enterprises and entities in the medical and pharmaceutical industry have always obtained a higher level of informatization. Under the New Medical Reform policy, they are requested to optimize and upgrade their informatization system further. With cloud platform at the core, the centralized informatization application mode will be developed, which is to gradually replace the current departments-dispersed application mode. The new mode will improve the information sharing within the pharmaceutical enterprise and enhance the overall service level of medical information sharing platform.


  • Together with the construction of basic infrastructure, the development of agriculture informatization includes the digitalized design of production factors, intelligentized controlling, accurate operation, scientific management and application of cloud service. Agriculture producers, operators and managers will be guided to ensure the successful launch of their products in the market. To improve their living standard, broadcast media will be used to spread information; while software and services will be specifically designed for farmers to meet their using habit, industrial and geographic characteristics.

3. Application in enterprises

Private clouds prevail in large-sized enterprises.

  • Cloud computing gets it momentum in large-sized enterprises. Private cloud application makes a breakthrough in data protection, which is highly concerned in large-sized enterprises. It speeds up the informatization process from R&D, purchase, produce, store, to sales in the enterprises and thus enhances their competitiveness.

Small and Medium-sized enterprises make PaaS/SaaS services the favorite.

  • The construction of informatization infrastructure for Small and Medium-sized enterprises is being perfected gradually and the network transmission speeds up day by day. Under the circumstance, cloud computing shows the way for renovation and changes. It will reduce the construction cycle and cost of informatization, lower operation risk and strengthen the competitiveness of the enterprises. Small and Medium-sized enterprises should select PaaS/SaaS services of high quality to ensure the cloud platform to provide IT resources in a steady, flexible and extendable way, as well as to meet the need of its core business.

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