I believe there’s a revolution happening in the world of computing and communications that we haven’t seen since the rise of the PC in the 1990′s. This revolution can best be described as cloud computing. The broad concept of ‘cloud computing’ includes terms such as on-line services, software as a service and on-demand computing.
The cloud computing revolution means that more and more computing and communication resources are moving to the ‘cloud’ in the form of infrastructure, platforms, services and applications all of which used to be delivered through physical products or premises that we could actually see and touch. This new form of computing means that resources are residing in the cloud and are therefore available at any time and from anywhere, giving complete freedom of choice and mobility to the user.
In addition to enabling greater mobility there are numerous benefits to this new computing model including the lack of upfront costs; fixed monthly pricing covering all service, support and upgrades; quick and easy set-up; access to vast amounts of data that can be used to constantly fine tune and improve the service; and the ability to empower users by giving more people access to resources without the need for a PC on every desk. All the user needs is any device connected to the internet whether that is a PC, a tablet, a smartphone or a laptop and they can access their information, their services and their applications instantly.
This blog is about all aspects of the cloud computing revolution including the entrepreneurs, the leading players, the investors and the new trends and technologies. But most importantly, it will be about the emerging, fast-growing businesses that will play such an important part in this major transition – challenging the very foundations of the IT industry.