Taken from Dion Hinchcliffe’s Blog:
“When a major change arrives on the IT scene it’s not always clear what the implications will be, if any, and so for large organizations a risk-managed wait-and-see attitude tends to prevail. Occasionally however some shifts offer cost savings, improvements to operations, or ways to tackle business problems that offer significant strategic advantage. The larger the benefit in one or more of these areas, then the more strategic the advance is and the greater potential it will impact the bottom line.
Cloud computing is quickly beginning to shape up as one of these major changes and the hundreds of thousands of business customers of cloud offerings from Amazon, Salesforce (Force.com), and Google (many offerings, including Google App Engine), including a growing number of Fortune 500 companies, is showing both considerable interest and momentum in the space.” … continue …
Source and related Articles:
- Dion Hinchcliffe. “Eight ways that cloud computing will change your business. ” 05.06.09.
- Dion Hinchcliffe. “Cloud computing and the return of the platform wars.” 26.03.09.
- Dion Hinchcliffe. “Google’s cloud gets ready for the enterprise.” 18.04.09.