Cloud Connect: Charting the Course of On-Demand Computing
Cloud Computing represents the biggest shift in computing of the last decade. It's as fundamental as the move from client-server computing to web-centric computing, and in many ways more disruptive. For cloud computing is a change in business models - the ability to efficiently allocate computing power on demand, in a true utility model. It changes what companies can do with IT resources. By 2012, cloud spending will grow almost threefold; to $42 B. Already, the money spent on cloud computing is growing at over five times the rate of traditional, on-premise IT. Cloud adopters are already bragging about their lower costs and greater ability to adapt to changing market conditions.