Date Added: Mar 2010
Cloud computing allows users to use only a Web browser to receive computing services via the Internet. Users only need to pay for the services they actually use. It appears that a wide adoption of cloud computing in the foreseeable future is inevitable, and its adoption will bring about a sea change in the pricing and distribution practices for both software and hardware. There are, however, various issues that will impede adoption of cloud computing. Most of them can be solved. The authors discuss the status of cloud computing today and various adoption issues. They also provide a market prognosis.