International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )
Currently, technological development influences all aspects of human life. In company processes it affects the access to information, speed of information processing, and ways of communication. One of the most current technology trend is cloud computing. This paper is to describe the current state of use of cloud computing in Europe, its strengths and weaknesses in the context of topical technological development. The basic methods used are analysis of the external environment and the subsequent SWOT analysis. The external environment involves forces outside the whole ICT sector.