Date Added: Nov 2009
There's been a thunderstorm of white noise surrounding cloud computing this year. Vendors, pundits, and analysts took centre stage at industry events and in the news; everyone seems to have an opinion and definition on cloud computing. And with all the chatter came mixed messages, conflicting advice and, well, cloudiness. There is good news: it's time to filter out the hype and confusion. While still evolving, cloud computing is here to stay. Organisations need to be ready. The fundamental promise of cloud is transformational: shifting from ad hoc, capital-intensive, IT delivery methods to agile, pay-per-use service utilities, delivered over the network.