Saturday, June 4, 2011

Cloud computing for business goes mainstream

Cloud Computing for Business
Goes Mainstream

Cloud computing has been an information technology buzzword for many years. Now it is going mainstream.

 Cloud Computing Basics : Cloud computing for business goes mainstream

But what is cloud computing? In the simplest of terms, it is IT-as-a-Service. Instead of building your own IT infrastructure to host databases or software, a third party hosts them in its large server farms. Your company has access to its data and software over the internet (which in most IT diagrams is shown as a cloud).

Cloud Computing fans claim five key benefits: