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Cloud computing, while not a new concept, has emerged to become the dominant trend in information technology. Recent software and hardware developments and the ubiquitous availability of broadband services have made cloud computing a disruptive force.

It is a style of computing where massively scalable information technology-related capabilities are provided to users as a subscription-based or pay-per-use service that is accessible in real time over the Internet to multiple external customers. It can extend the existing capabilities of an IT department and provide significant economies of scale. Most organizations that are currently accessing the cloud are using it to supplement their existing IT capabilities. In time, many may choose to move all of the computing needs to the cloud.

Cloud computing allows companies to avoid up-front infrastructure costs and allows organizations to focus on their core businesses instead of spending time and money on computer infrastructure. Cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT teams to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.[ Cloud providers typically use a "pay as you go" model.

Amazon, through its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division, is the dominant player in the space. Other significant competitors include Microsoft, Google, IBM, Salesforce Dell and Rackspace.



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1611Industry clouds could be the next big thing Kas Shaikh VentureBeat March 28, 20Glenn Petersen-March 28
1610Exclusive: Box explores sale amid pressure from Starboard - sources By Greg RoGlenn Petersen-March 22
1609[graphic]Glenn Petersen-March 19
1608Microsoft Toughens Up Its Cloud Tom Krazit and Joe Williams Protocol March 18,Glenn Petersen-March 19
1607How Amazon’s S3 jumpstarted the cloud revolution Amazon's first real web seGlenn Petersen-March 13
1606Coursera registration statement: S-1 (sec.gov) ‘MOOCs Failed, Short Courses WoGlenn Petersen-March 9
1605Follow the CAPEX: Cloud Table Stakes 2020 Retrospective FEBRUARY 5, 2021 ~ CHAGlenn Petersen-February 8
1604Google Cloud lost $5.61 billion on $13.06 billion revenue last year PUBLISHED TGlenn Petersen-February 2
1603Amazon, Alphabet and Salesforce are all investing in a $28 billion company that Glenn Petersen-February 1
1602Amazon Wants to Train 29 Million People to Work in the Cloud New programs seek Glenn Petersen-12/10/2020
1601Salesforce is buying Slack to try to own the future of work Salesforce wants toGlenn Petersen-12/2/2020
1600[graphic]Glenn Petersen111/6/2020
1599Alibaba cloud growth outpaces Amazon and Microsoft as Chinese tech giant pushes Glenn Petersen-11/6/2020
1598Google is taking a new step to show investors how serious it is about the cloud Glenn Petersen-10/30/2020
1597Cloud gaming battle heats up as Amazon enters the ring to take on Microsoft and Glenn Petersen-9/25/2020
1596There s still some big fat nest of drives sitting somewhere .. even less sexy LOTheJackofHearts-9/11/2020
1595Cloud is sexy. The original name of the board was something like "Software-Glenn Petersen19/11/2020
1594As a am ex software hired gun and quite successful.. the term cloud makes me chuTheJackofHearts-9/11/2020
1593Microsoft wants to take on Amazon in connecting satellites to the cloud PUBLISHGlenn Petersen-9/11/2020
1592JEDI WILL BE HACKED :) no matter who wins the contract.. Such is the world todayTheJackofHearts-9/10/2020
1591A smart move on AMZN's part. While I am confident that MSFT will do a good jGlenn Petersen-9/10/2020
1590Snowflake files for IPO, taking on Amazon and Microsoft cloud database businesseGlenn Petersen-8/26/2020
1589Microsoft plans cloud contract push with foreign governments after $10 billion JGlenn Petersen-8/21/2020
1588 Nvidia Is Officially a Data Center Company. Here's Why. -- Barrons.com DOWSam18/19/2020
1587The recent Rackspace IPO was a bust. However... Rackspace shares surge on reporGlenn Petersen-8/17/2020
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