Report: Cloud computing poised for enterprise adoption

Gartner predicts cloud computing is poised to reach broad enterprise adoption in the next two to five years:
“Cloud computing, defined by Gartner as “a style of computing where massively scalable IT-enabled capabilities are delivered ‘as a service’ to external customers using Internet technologies,” in particular should have “transformational impact” on the enterprise, according to the report. This means the technology will change the way the IT industry “looks at user and vendor relationships,” Fenn wrote.
“As service provisions (a critical aspect of cloud computing) grow, vendors must become or partner with service providers to deliver their technologies indirectly to users,” according to the report. “User organizations will watch portfolios of owned technologies decline as service portfolios grow. The key activity will be to determine which cloud services will be viable, and when.”
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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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