Date Added: Sep 2013
Cloud computing is a powerful new way of providing and consuming information services—one that enables businesses to access applications and infrastructure resources over the Internet on an as-needed basis via a usage-based business model. With cloud computing, organizations can significantly gain agility while reducing costs and increasing flexibility. End users consume resources as a service and pay only for the applications and services that they use. The promise of enhanced agility, lower total costs, greater scalability, and the opportunity to adopt existing IT technologies in a secure, available manner is both considerable and beneficial.