Everything Elastic: Accenture Technology Vision 2010
High-performance businesses use the Vision to help understand potential opportunities - and challenges - that lie ahead. In this vision business capabilities - infrastructure, people and thoughts - can be expanded or contracted on demand. As the "Everything Elastic" world starts to emerge, our scientists and thinkers have identified seven technology trends that help define how this new world is developing. Long foreshadowed under names like "Grid computing" and "Network computing," cloud computing is finally gaining momentum. Rather than simply replacing one computing paradigm with another, the era of the cloud looks to create a somewhat chaotic proliferation of options, with many paradigms coexisting.