Barron’s: Cloud Computing Will be as Revolutionary as the Internet
January 4, 2010
In its Jan 4, 2010 cover article, Barron’s Magazine predicts that “Cloud Computing will be as revolutionary as the Internet itself.” Tech tasks [like archiving e-mail] will shift into cyberspace.
As we begin the new decade, it appears that moving into the Cloud will be as important as moving towards the Internet was in 2000. “If you don’t have a cloud story,’ you better get one,” advises Riverbed Technology’s chief executive officer, Jerry Kennelly, echoing the importance — and hyperbole — accorded the Internet a decade ago.
Why is Cloud Computing going to be so pervasive?
Everyone wants to do more with less. Eventually this could mean that companies would own fewer computers and have less need to make major enterprise-software investments. Although they’ll occur in steps over a decade or more, these changes are expected to remake technology as thoroughly as the Internet has — with, perhaps, a lot less destruction of investors’ assets. The consolidation of data centers and the outsourcing of information technology will prevail over the long haul.
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