What Is The Impact Of Cloud Computing On Iran's Economic Development?

What Is The Impact Of Cloud Computing On Iran’s Economic Development?

Indigenous Development Of Cloud Computing Has Many Benefits For The Economies Of Countries, Including Job Creation, Exports, Independence From External Services, Improved Security Quality, And Cost Savings In Bandwidth And Network Traffic

As the main artery of the economy in the 21st century, information technology is witnessing the great revolution of cloud computing.

Relying on their indigenous infrastructure, different countries plan and implement sustainable development programs in optimal use of cloud computing.

Cloud computing has become one of the main keywords in the world of information technology in recent years.

The growth of this industry is not only on a global scale, and in Iran, we are also witnessing the demand of businesses for access to services and capabilities that provide cloud infrastructure.

This volume of demand has caused the cloud services market to break out of the monopoly and various companies to enter this field.

Growing cloud services

The latest survey shows that cloud infrastructure services (IaaS) will grow by almost 27% in 2021 compared to 2020, and public cloud services are expected to account for 18.4% of this growth. At present, the share of information and communication technology (ICT) in GDP is 6.5 percent, which indicates a major leap in this area.

However, if the infrastructure and conditions for growth and development of cloud services in the country are improved, it is predicted that in the not too distant future in the field of providing cloud technologies in the ICT industry, we will be able to provide overseas services.

Cloud computing has brought about great changes in the field of information technology in recent years. To be more precise, it has become a driver of economic growth and development in information technology. In its simplest definition, cloud computing refers to the provision of server, storage, networking, virtualization, and various applications hosted on the Internet.

In this case, users use data centers and services that are virtualized instead of local devices.

Companies can share applications and data with users following business policies. Cost savings and capital savings are one of the most important benefits of using cloud computing services.

The cost of purchasing and maintaining servers for small companies, especially startups, is too high. At the same time, cloud computing can save up to 50% in costs because, in this case, companies only need to share services and Purchase basic equipment to access resources.

Privacy is one of the most important issues in the field of cloud computing. Regardless of the security attack that targeted Supra Arvan in March 1999, in recent years, data stored on servers has been protected by robust security patterns. Yet, organizations can use the encryption approach before transferring data to the cloud. Information centralization, security, cost reduction, high shareability, easy access to information, and backup of information are important benefits that have convinced companies to use cloud computing services. One of the most important factors that caused cloud computing in the world, especially in Iran, to suddenly become more widespread and widespread is the spread of the Coronavirus.

Economic prosperity with the cloud

A study by the European Union shows that if all members of the EU fully implement the development of the public cloud in 2021, it will add 1% to the gross national product of these countries and create the ground for 2.5 million jobs in these countries. Brought. In part, the study found that government-led cloud computing programs tripled the chances of the project being successful compared to when governments have no role to play.

Development of cloud infrastructure and independence from external services

One of the main challenges in the widespread development of cloud computing is the obsolescence of the infrastructure required for this technology, the dispersion of data centers, and the lack of coordination of some executive bodies. However, to achieve this, experts in various fields are needed to have full control over all aspects of this technology.

As the popularity of cloud services increases, companies are forced to expand their scope of work and seek to attract various experts in this field. Currently, cloud infrastructure companies need experts familiar with data center management, cloud computing, security, and networking.

In the new age where all processes and industries rely directly and indirectly on information technology and cloud computing, the biggest threat to countries is the dependence on cloud computing services provided by different countries, making it possible to access sensitive information and data from private and public organizations.

This dependence on the cloud infrastructure provided by a third country poses a fundamental problem for a country’s independence. 

Today, every business evaluates its performance through customer experience. One of the best business models is the cloud-based infrastructure model, which can fully support businesses and provide agility and timely responsiveness. Many experts believe that cloud computing is the future of banking technology infrastructure and services.

As businesses adapt to changing markets and new technology perspectives, cloud computing plays an important role in providing businesses with alternative ways to access important technologies. A solution that introduces a new concept to various industries is cloud banking or banking as a service regardless of infrastructure issues. In cloud banking, the bank is the publisher of all customer needs in the cloud world by using a suitable banking system.

The Impact of Cloud Computing on Iranian Society

Given the current state of the economy, economic instability, currency price fluctuations, lack of access to appropriate technologies and hardware, it isn’t easy to make accurate and decisive predictions about the impact of cloud computing on Iranian society.

However, because many Iranian users and companies recognize cloud computing as superior technology, we can clearly see signs of it (users’ interest in online games, hosting sensitive information of different companies on cloud services, and examples). Similarly, to conclude this article, we will continue to make some predictions in this regard, although the realization of these predictions may take some time.

Redefine service and customer engagement 

The most important effect of the cloud is to redefine the relationship between customers and service providers. By personalizing and customizing various services, the cloud enables them to use simple and easy products with high availability and follow companies’ business needs and working methods. For example, Iranian users now have the ability to host their personal files on Iranian cloud services and access them through an application that can install on mobile phones.

In addition, at the time of writing this article, some cloud service providers in the country are looking to implement a solution to store the data they have on networks such as Instagram in the native cloud space and access it through applications.

Advances in all different IT offerings

The better the level of reliability of cloud services, the more businesses will trust these services and host their products and services on cloud platforms. If cloud banking becomes widespread in the country and most of the banking services are done entirely through cloud infrastructure, the use of different cloud models in all industries will gradually recognize. Of course, the speed of acceptance of these services by banks varies depending on their type, rules and regulations, geographical location, organizational chart, and the degree of flexibility of employees.

Small businesses and startups are expected to have less friction with the cloud computing infrastructure and adapt faster than large organizations to the cloud at high levels of IT architecture.

In contrast, large organizations, especially financial institutions, will resist accepting clouds at higher levels. Of course, some large organizations, such as banks, have already started offering special services and are looking to provide basic services based on the SaaS model. For example, Bank Melli Iran is one of the leading institutions in this field.

As Engineer Meghdad Mohammadi Mahfouz, Deputy Operations Officer of Sadad Data Processing Company, said:

Used commercially and non-commercially. “Due to the open-source nature of this infrastructure, it is possible for specialists to localize and personalize this infrastructure following the needs of Bank Melli.” “The basis for creating this infrastructure in Bank Melli Iran is based on Open Stack, one of the most common ecosystems in this field, which is used in most commercial and non-commercial projects.

“Due to the open-source nature of this infrastructure, it is possible for specialists to localize and personalize this infrastructure following the needs of Bank Melli.” “The basis for creating this infrastructure in Bank Melli Iran is based on Open Stack, one of the most common ecosystems in this field, which is used in most commercial and non-commercial projects. “Due to the open-source nature of this infrastructure, it is possible for specialists to localize and personalize this infrastructure following the needs of Bank Melli.”

There is no better alternative to the cloud. 

Newer cloud computing services have made significant improvements over the past. Cloud 1.0 focused on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) based on virtualization. Cloud 2.0 introduced native cloud services such as big data, artificial intelligence/machine learning, scalable firmware services, and concept-based development such as container building. Cloud 3.0 create based on the concept that users can perform heavy computing anywhere.

It sought to implement a global decentralized computer completely distributed from cloud to edge to be more precise. However, Cloud 3.0 has three major security and control challenges to consider, rewriting applications that are slow to run on the cloud and infrastructure that is still ready for a decentralized cloud. I do not have.

Currently, large companies active in the IT industry are looking to solve these challenges.

Efforts in this area are extensive and significant so that some experts believe that Microsoft is trying to play a serious role in this field with the release of Windows 11, and it is even possible that in the next few years, some Offer its most important commercial products only on the cloud platform. We expect Iranian companies to follow a similar pattern and make large investments in super-focused services based on such a scenario.

This move will likely be based more on open platforms and open-source software. We expect Iranian companies to follow a similar pattern and make large investments in super-focused services based on such a scenario.

This move will likely be based more on open platforms and open-source software. We expect Iranian companies to follow a similar pattern and make large investments in super-focused services based on such a scenario. This move will likely be based more on open platforms and open-source software.

The rapid growth of emerging companies through cloud services

In general, start-ups are moving to cloud models faster than their competitors because they do not have enough systems and infrastructure. In fact, the cloud allows them to reduce their economic needs and social distance as new issues and problems in the market.

Typically, it is not cost-effective for such small businesses to implement their own cloud infrastructure and move to models such as cloud hosting, shared hosting, and similar services.

Participation of organizations in providing shared services in the cloud 

For years, large Internet service providers with large data centers have allowed companies and organizations to share data centers, leases shared and leased equipment, processing power, and more. Use the infrastructure for their own business purposes.

A similar trend is expected in the private cloud. So that different organizations and companies will start cooperating and sharing their infrastructure and have a joint investment in providing local private clouds.

This joint venture can lead to the production of shared services in the cloud that will improve customer engagement, and at the same time, companies will be able to find a way to share responsibilities.

Expansion of application services

With the expansion of cloud services in the future, organizations will provide interactive and responsive services. In fact, we will be watching a new generation of technical, consulting, training, and economical products and services in the cloud. In fact, organizations act as integrators of a huge range of services and products. In such an ecosystem, several large organizations will emerge that will be pioneers in providing new services.

In this case, organizations will create a suitable executive platform or participate in it for other companies in this ecosystem. Of course, large organizations can outsource some work to startups and small businesses and focus on bringing new technologies or redesigning existing technologies.

The same pattern is in Silicon Valley, where companies like Microsoft outsource some services to outsourced contractors.

Of course, in this context, managing the supply chain is also discussed, which is not the subject of this article.

For example, in the banking sector, large banks may outsource certain tasks and make structural changes to the operation of ATMs or cloud terminals. In this regard, Blueback, Banking, and startups that use terms such as neobank and the digital branch to describe their operations are startups active in finance that provides electronic banking services in a new way.

Provide. Indeed, Biobank has not been officially introduced yet, and the account can be opened in a few minutes electronically and only through an invitation sent by another member. After a few days, the applicant’s bank card is sent to its address, but this article offers limited services at the time of writing.

Focus on cloud payment transactions

The migration of users to mobile services and face-to-face payments will affect shopping habits, channels, and customer service in all markets and will affect all customer-related industries.

Preparing these services is critical as they approach their critical state (given the increasing number of customers and their level of expectation). Of course, banks have long been a major player in the payment chain and will undoubtedly keep pace with technological advances. However, with the advent of new technologies and players in the field, such as fintech. , May lose some of their customers. Outside of Iran, Google, Apple, and other companies are known as serious competitors of banks.

They have enough capital, strong and integrated cloud infrastructure, make the best use of in-app and smartphone-based payment capabilities, and are pioneers in technology delivery. They are new.

There is a long way to reach a point where domestic private companies are the creators of core technologies, but the expansion of cloud services and the entry of new players into the field will bring big changes in the next few years. Brings.

In addition, the role of digital currencies in this regard should not be overlooked.

As the Dutch think tank, Dijon predicts, 3 to 5 countries in the world will switch to the national digital currency in the next ten years but do not directly mention these countries’ names.

However, Sweden plans to replace e-Krona with cash by 2025. China and the European Union are also looking for a national digital currency. There is a long way to reach a point where domestic private companies are the creators of core technologies, but the expansion of cloud services and the entry of new players into the field will bring big changes in the next few years. Brings.

In addition, the role of digital currencies in this regard should not be overlooked. As the Dutch think tank, Dijon predicts, 3 to 5 countries in the world will switch to the national digital currency in the next ten years but do not directly mention these countries’ names.

However, Sweden plans to replace e-Krona with cash by 2025.

China and the European Union are also looking for a national digital currency. There is a long way to reach a point where domestic private companies are the creators of core technologies, but the expansion of cloud services and the entry of new players into the field will bring big changes in the next few years. Brings. In addition, the role of digital currencies in this regard should not be overlooked.

As the Dutch think tank, Dijon predicts, 3 to 5 countries in the world will switch to the national digital currency in the next ten years but do not directly mention these countries’ names.

However, Sweden plans to replace e-Krona with cash by 2025.

China and the European Union are also looking for a national digital currency. In addition, the role of digital currencies in this regard should not be overlooked. As the Dutch think tank, Dijon predicts, 3 to 5 countries in the world will switch to the national digital currency in the next ten years but do not directly mention these countries’ names. However, Sweden plans to replace e-Krona with cash by 2025.

China and the European Union are also looking for a national digital currency. In addition, the role of digital currencies in this regard should not be overlooked. As the Dutch think tank, Dijon predicts, 3 to 5 countries in the world will switch to the national digital currency in the next ten years but do not directly mention these countries’ names.

However, Sweden plans to replace e-Krona with cash by 2025. China and the European Union are also looking for a national digital currency.