Cloud Computing and Its Implications for Construction IT

Date Added: Apr 2010
Format: PDF

Cloud Computing (CC) has been attracting a huge amount of interest in the post-dotcom boom and bust and the current web 2.0 information technology world. More recently, the momentum gained by the technology has been so significant that GSA (General Services Administration) in the USA has announced a Federal Cloud Computing Initiative (FedComp, 2009). Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. The term cloud computing was coined by the cloud symbol often used to represent the Internet in schematic diagrams.