Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The success of any technology lies in the hands of end users.

A shot at ‘cloud' maturity

A simple search for ‘cloud computing' in Google ‘news' draws nearly 8,000 finds. Such as that cloud computing is expected to create over 40 trillion yen market in Japan, as a story dated August 27 informs in www.glgroup.com. ‘New jobs to be created by Irish cloud computing project,' announces www.libertybishop.co.uk in a posting ‘14 hours ago.' And a recent story by Maura Lockwood of Cabot Headline News is that cloud computing stocks ‘lead the market.'
If you wonder what cloud computing is, Wikipedia helps with a simple explanation. That it is ‘Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid.' Calling cloud computing ‘a paradigm shift following the shift from mainframe to client-server in the early 1980s,' the Free Encyclopaedia adds that, in this type of computing, details are abstracted from the users, who no longer have need for expertise in, or control over, the technology infrastructure ‘in the cloud' that supports them.
To know more, eWorld interacted with Lakshmi Sundar, Director, Orbit Innovations P Ltd, Chennai (http://bit.ly/F4TOrbit).


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