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Cloud Trends 2013

Posted: May 5, 2013 in cloud computing

Cloud is becoming a reality. One of the biggest differences with the past lies in the fact that the decision makers are not any more only IT managers or CIOs: 40% are not-IT executives. This is because many already use cloud computing out of the office or they have already portable devices that come with default "cloudlike" software installed.  
Looking at an extract from the "CDW’s 2013 State of the Cloud Report" is really interesting to see which are main decision drivers to move to cloud computing.




Software as a Service (SaaS)
— The capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through a thin client interface such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email).


I personally think that today there is around a bit of confusion on what “cloud computing” is. Several persons confuse cloud computing with virtualization.
John McCarthy opined in the 1960s that “computation may someday be organized as a public utility.”
I think it’s really interesting to see what cloud computing is for information technology researchers, advisory companies, institutes, organizations, cloud service providers and IT gurus.