In recent years the cloud has floated right into the heart of computing, boasting practical and financial benefits of great appeal to both business and personal users with varying requirements.
Reflecting on this huge success, IT research company Gartner has predicted that by 2016 most new IT spend will be on cloud computing. And in response to Gartner’s prediction, David Linthicum of InfoWorld suggests that perhaps it won’t be the usual suspects driving such behaviour:
‘[C]loud growth will largely be driven by the business, not IT. IT won’t push back on cloud computing in 2016 as much as it did in 2008, but I believe the push will still come mainly from those in the business who seek more cost-effective ways to provide IT services, decrease time to market, and increase agility.’
Such business interest in cloud computing is testament to the reliability, functional innovation and cost saving it offers.
One popular business use of the cloud is the provision of ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) models, utilising its platform to host software and associated data. Among other benefits, SaaS offers developers the ability to continually improve a software product with no adverse effect on the end user, and no requirement for him or her to perform software updates.
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