In fact, you probably already use “cloud computing” and don’t know it.
The business world is already using Cloud Computing technology through sites like Google enterprise, Salesforce.com, Amazon Web services, Workday and the PaaS (Platform as a Service) site Force.com.
Fortune magazine said:
“The capital crunch of 2009 will put a spotlight on the advantages of cloud computing: less risk, no capital expenditure, predictable operating expenses and fast results,” predicted Salesforce’s (CEO Marc) Benioff. “I believe that will translate into greater adoption for both cloud computing applications and platforms.”The Software Licensing Blog said:
SocialText founder Ross Mayfield predicts the emergence of Box.net, GroupSwim, Jive, OneHub, PBwiki, SocialCast and of course his own SocialText.“This year cloud computing made the leap from an interesting proposition to a viable option for even the largest of enterprises. In 2009 it becomes mandatory,” said Appirio co-founder, Narinder Singh. “Today’s economic climate will force enterprises to pick technology winners and losers for their environment in order to cut costs, be more efficient and deliver business-relevant innovation. Cloud computing makes this seemingly impossible task a possibility -– much more so than traditional software. This is why we believe cloud computing will be counter cyclical, with SaaS and PaaS investment accelerating, and traditional software spending declining.”