Bright Future Seen for Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is catching on in the military, in gaming, and in business. And a new study suggests it's passed a tipping point among IT folks within businesses.
A new survey by the Yankee Group of more than 400 U.S. IT decision-makers finds nearly 60 percent of enterprises consider cloud computing a business enabler. That's up from just 37 percent last year, according to an article on BusinessNewsDaily, our sister site.
Cloud computing is about using the Internet to store data and software, so individuals, businesses and governments can all share in the computing power of large computers that make up the cloud. Working remotely, a PC needs less software and storage and, in theory, fewer updates and upgrades over time.
The Air Force earlier this year awarded IBM a contract to design and demonstrate a secure cloud computing infrastructure to support their defense and intelligence networks. And cloud computing could transform online gaming , experts say.
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