Date Added: Sep 2010
Business executives and chief information officers alike are curious about cloud computing. Many senior executives were caught off-guard in the 1990s by the rapid development of the Web, and they do not want to miss the next big shift others have used cloud-based services-such as Mazy, Drop box, and Flicker at home and wonder when their corporate systems will be so easy to use, accessible, and ubiquitous. At the same time, they are understandably skeptical about vendors' claims that cloud computing is the next new thing. Where do clouds belong in the computing landscape of large organizations? To answer that question, one talked to more than 30 technology leaders in global companies and government agencies.