Date Added: Feb 2010
The cloud computing market is evolving rapidly, with a fast-growing number of external cloud services and enabling technologies. This creates a need for tools that Intel can use to better understand the market, define internal IT and external cloud computing strategy, and facilitate adoption of cloud computing services that meet the needs. Taxonomies, which are classifications based on a hierarchical structure, have traditionally been used to understand technology market segmentation and geographic breakdown, evaluate suppliers, and map potential usage to the available technologies. Another important advantage of taxonomies is that they provide a common terminology to facilitate understanding and communication.