'Cloud' services become even more widely used

Gartner have stated that they estimate the public cloud services sector will grow nearly 20 per cent this year to $106bn worldwide

Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) has more than ¾ of the market, mainly due to cloud advertising being a subsection of this.  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing, and is expected to rise over 45% in 2012.

Cloud Revolution - approaching fast

Cloud promises to completely transform the way we compete, collaborate, and consume business services. It combines computing, networking, storage, management solutions, and business applications. In other words, cloud drives top-line growth by delivering improved business agility, reach, and scalability whilst providing greater competitive differentiation and improves the bottom line by providing lower operating costs and better data center flexibility, utilization, and efficiency.

Cloud Computing - a brief history

Cloud computing has evolved through a number of phases over the years, which include grid and utility computing, application service provision (ASP), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

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