Athens University of Economics and Business
Newest market research studies report a growing awareness for the potential of grid technology by industry and increased interest for utility computing and grid solutions for business application. This trend has been in particular enforced by well established Internet companies as for example WebEx, Amazon, AOL, who offer their services in form of utility computing. Another player driving utility computing are telecommunication companies. For example T-Systems in Germany is rolling out in cooperation with SAP an SAP on-demand service. A growing interest for grid computing can also be observed with Independent Software Vendors (ISV). This is mostly evident in vertical markets with strong grid interest or for applications that are suitable for grid (for example data mining).