Clouds on the Academic Horizon
If the users are alive and have used a computer, smart phone or other WIFI enabled device within the past two years, they have been exposed to cloud computing. Cloud computing has pervaded the world of technology since the past few years in a massive way and its popularity fails to diminish. When first introduced to this technology, one would believe that the potential for crashing networks, theft of proprietary business data, and rampant viruses would prevent organizations from exposing themselves to such risks. If the users think this way, they are wrong. In an effort to cut costs, as they struggle to climb out of chaos and confusions caused by the recession, companies have welcomed cloud computing strategies with open arms.